3 April 2012, 08:18 AM
Join Date: Nov 2009
The list of French aviators escaped is important, but I'm surprised to see few names in your answers for Germans
. Do you know, please, some reasons for this?
I know well more the captivity in Germany and escapes for French aviators than the German, British or American side, but is there nothing in German old news-papers?
In French old news-papers, you can to find some mentions or articles about French escaped aviators, because was an hero act, I think.
(I'm happy to have the book "Mes six évasions" of the French pilot Charles NIOX (Son of the French General of the same name) captured on the 13 september, 1915 on Voisin aircraft and with Gaston de la GUERRANDE (Escaped also, but on 1916, before Charles NIOX) his observer. In his book, Charles speaks of his captivity, attempts of escape and finally the escape of Germany (the 6th attempt) on november, 1917. An interesting book on the captivity for Frenchs in Germany, I find).
"(...)le lieutenant Miloukine Mikaïlovitch, mon ami et observateur préféré, fut naturellement l'interprète. Et nous commençâmes l'entretien technique nécessaire pour familiariser un peu mon agent (Trbitch) avec mon brave N-730, le biplace Nieuport 80 CV, qui nous transporterait le lendemain : avion aux commande duquel je me sentais le roi de l'air.(...)".
(Source: Lt Louis DELRIEU. Before his special mission on the 11 August 1916 on enemy lines with the serbian agent Trbitch).
Last edited by Bobrah; 3 April 2012 at 09:29 AM.