July 15, 1944 in the sky: Joseph Sadi-Lecointe succumbs in Paris

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Aviation History – July 15, 1944. On this Saturday, July 15, 1944, we deplore the death of a great name in French aviation: Joseph Sadi-Lecointe, who hoped to end his life at the controls of an aeroplane, died at the age of 53 years old at the Val de Grâce hospital. The Gestapo having got the better of him who was also resistant during the Second World War. He died of torture…

It is in the Père-Lachaise cemetery, located in Paris, that the aviator, patented on February 11, 1911, having obtained the famous sesame n ° 431, will be buried. Despite a busy career in aviation, with numerous records to his credit, including seven altitude records and eight world speed records, and trophies in the Deutsch de la Meurthe cups, Gordon -Bennett or Beaumont, the pilot being penniless, his funeral will be paid for by the aviation community.

During the year 1946, the remains of the aviator from the Somme will leave the capital, to be transferred to Beaucamps-le-Jeune, where he now rests.

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