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Charles Eugène Marie Nungesser

Charles Nungesser, third of France's greatest aces with 43 victories, flying a Nieuport in pursuit of a German plane.
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Sous-Lieutenant Charles Eugène Marie Nungesser
Né le 15 Mars 1892 à Paris, titulaire du Brevet de l’Aéro-club de France No. 1.803, à la date du 17 Mars 1915, sur appareil H. Farman, a abattu au Premier Octobre 1916, 15 avions et 3 saucisses.
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Sub-Lieutenant Charles Eugene Marie Nungesser
Born March 15, 1892 in Paris, he holds Certificate No. 1803 of the Aero Club of France. In an H. Farman machine, he has brought down from March 17, 1915, to October 1, 1916, 15 aircraft and three sausage balloons.
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Charles Nungesser, third of France's greatest aces with 43 victories, flying a Nieuport in pursuit of a German plane.

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A la poursuite de l’ennemi…

Aviation Française

Guerre 1914-1915-1916 . . .



Sous-Lieutenant Charles Eugène Marie Nungesser

Né le 15 Mars 1892 à Paris, titulaire du Brevet de l’Aéro-club de France No. 1.803, à la date du 17 Mars 1915, sur appareil H. Farman, a abattu au Premier Octobre 1916, 15 avions et 3 saucisses.



In pursuit of the enemy ...

French Aviation

War 1914-1915-1916. . .



Sub-Lieutenant Charles Eugene Marie Nungesser

Born March 15, 1892 in Paris, he holds Certificate No. 1803 of the Aero Club of France. In an H. Farman machine, he has brought down from March 17, 1915, to October 1, 1916, 15 aircraft and three sausage balloons.



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1916-04-12

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Charles Eugène Marie Nungesser was the third highest ranking French ace after René Fonck and Georges Guynemer.

Nungesser served as one of the French officers attached with the American pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille.

Among his victories were two Gotha bombers. Nungesser preferred Nieuport fighter planes and came to the Spad XIII only in August 1918. Flying the Spad, he shot down four observation balloons on August 14. He ended the war with 43 confirmed victories.

Nungesser appears in the 1930 film The Dawn Patrol, flying an Hanriot HD.1 painted to look like his Nieuport.

Attempting to cross the Atlantic, Nungesser disappeared with his navigator François Coli on May 8, 1927. Their plane was last seen heading west from Ireland.

March 15, 1892

France

Roles held by Charles Eugène Marie Nungesser

Role Start Date End Date
Combatant - Pilot 1915-03-17 1918-11-11