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French military air weaponry engineer

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Born: on October 19, 1927 in Lunéville, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France
Died: on March 11, 1963 in Ivry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, France


Jean Bastien-Thiry was born to a family of Catholic military officers in Lunéville, Meurthe-et-Moselle. His father had known de Gaulle in the 1930s and was a member of the Gaullist RPF. He attended the École Polytechnique, followed by the École nationale supérieure de l'Aéronautique before going into the French Air Force where he specialized in the design of air-to-air missiles. In 1957 he was promoted to become principal air military engineer. He was married to Geneviève Lamirand, the daughter of Georges Lamirand, (who was Vichy France Minister of Youth until 1942). He had three daughters with her.

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