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Adolphe PEGOUD

French Adolphe PEGOUD

born Célestin Adolphe PEGOUD

French aviator and flight instructor, who became the first fighter ace during World War I

Source :  Philippe René SARTIER

Born: on June 13, 1889 in Montferrat, France
Died: on August 31, 1915 in Petit-Croix, France


Biography

Pégoud served in the French Army from 1907 to 1913. Immediately thereafter he began flying, earned his pilot's certificate, and in a few months, on 21 September 1913, as a test pilot for Louis Blériot, in a Blériot model XI monoplane and in a series of test flights exploring the limits of airplane maneuvers, he flew a loop, believing it to be the world's first.

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