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Clostermann, Pierre H

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rank: Sqn. Ldr.
status: survived
airforce: RAF    (no: 30973 )
born: 1921-02-28 Curitiba Brazil

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Pierre Henri Clostermann (28 February 1921 – 22 March 2006) was a French flying ace.

Joining the Free French Air Force in Britain in 1942, Clostermann scored 33 recorded victories, earning the accolade "France's First Fighter" from General Charles de Gaulle. His many decorations included the Grand-Croix of the French Légion d'Honneur, the Croix de Guerre, and the DFC and bar. His wartime reminiscences The Big Show (Le Grand Cirque) became a notable bestseller. After the war, he worked as an engineer and became a député (Member of Parliament).

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AirforceSqdrnDate
RAF 61 OTU 1942-11-01
RAF 341 1943-01-22
RAF 602 1943-09-28
RAF 55 OTU 1945-02-01
RAF 274 1945-02-28
RAF 56 1945-03-07
RAF 3 1945-04-07

Aircraft:

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SerialMarkingDate
BS538 NL-B 1943-01-22
MH526 LO-D 1943-03-01
BL686 LO-D 1943-03-07
MJ586 LO-D 1944-07-01
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