The French Army commemorates Saint-Exupéry last flight

The French Airbase Cognac 709 will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry passing away.

The famous writer and pilot disappeared in a Lockheed P-38 Lightning on July 31, 1944. He was then a commandant in a reconnaissance squadron whose traditions are held today by Squadron 1/33  » Belfort « , parked on the 709 air Base Cognac. The event will illustrate the link between Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, pilot in 1944, and today’s squadron, using drones thanks to the French Air Army innovation.

The Air army and the foundation Antoine de Saint-Exupéry share the sames values of peace and help for the youth, so the established a partnership.Created by the heirs of the author and performing actions in the world for the benefit of youth, especially in the field of education , it naturally participate in this celebration.

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