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René Guilbaud

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Full name  Rene Guilbaud
Nationality  France
Name  Rene Guilbaud

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Born  8 October 1890 Mouchamps (1890-10-08)
Died  18 June 1928(1928-06-18) (aged 37) Barents Sea
Cause of death  Aviation accident (presumed)
Known for  Disappeared in 1928 while assisting the search for the airship Italia in the Arctic
Famous flights  Long-distance expeditionary flight across Africa in late 1926 Long range flight through Africa and the Mediterranean between 12 October 1927 and 9 March 1927

René Guilbaud (8 October 1890 – 18 June 1928) was an early-20th-century French military aviator.

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Long-distance flights

Guilbaud was celebrated mainly for long-range flights, by flying boat across Africa in 1926 and 1927, first in a Lioré et Olivier LeO H-190 and then in CAMS 37.

Disappearance

Guilbaud disappeared in the Barents Sea in June 1928, while piloting a Latham 47 flying boat in which Roald Amundsen was travelling to join the search the survivors of the crash of the airship Italia. While debris from his aircraft was subsequently located by late August, no trace has ever been found of the occupants.

Legacy

The mountain Guilbaudtoppen in Sørkapp Land at Spitsbergen, Svalbard, is named after him.

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References

René Guilbaud Wikipedia


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