WW2 French Death Card of Aviation lieutenant Etienne Dufossez.

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WW2 French Death Card of Aviation lieutenant Etienne Dufossez.

Post by Heartfeltzero » 26 Oct 2022 18:46

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Etienne was in the French Air Force and was the rank of lieutenant. The card states that he fell during aerial combat on May 10th 1940 at the age of 25. May 10th was the day the Germans invaded France. A section on the back of the card reads :

“He left for an unequal fight, knowing that he was doomed, but accepting the sacrifice for the honor of his Country, the honor of his Arme, the honor of his Squadron to which he was passionately attached..”
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Re: WW2 Belgian Death Card of Aviation lieutenant Etienne Dufossez.

Post by Loïc » 26 Oct 2022 19:37

O-o...something I used to identify as the Hercule Poirot syndrome :)

french-speaking certainly but not French, the aviator and the unit are both Belgians, 5e Escadrille du IIIe Groupe du 2e Régiment d'ronautique as well as the crown in the insignia has ceased to be a national symbol in France for a long time contrary to our Gallic cousins of the North still living in a merry Kingdom, the adress of the card is indicated as made in Bruxelles

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Re: WW2 Belgian Death Card of Aviation lieutenant Etienne Dufossez.

Post by Heartfeltzero » 26 Oct 2022 19:55

Loïc wrote:
26 Oct 2022 19:37
O-o...something I used to identify as the Hercule Poirot syndrome :)

french-speaking certainly but not French, the aviator and the unit are both Belgians, 5e Escadrille du IIIe Groupe du 2e Régiment d'ronautique as well as the crown in the insignia has ceased to be a national symbol in France for a long time contrary to our Gallic cousins of the North still living in a merry Kingdom, the adress of the card is indicated as made in Bruxelles
Very interesting! Never would have thought he would have been Belgium, thank you again!

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