Georges Guynemer (War Hero) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Georges Guynemer

Georges Guynemer was the second highest-scoring French fighter ace with 54 victories during World War I, and a French national hero at the time of his death.

Born: 24 December 1894, Paris, France
Died: September 11, 1917, South of Poelcappelle, Belgium (presumably)
Service/branch: French Air Service
Years of service: 1914–1917
Rank: Capitaine
Unit: Escadrille N.3, MS 3, Spa3
Awards: Légion d’honneur, Croix de Guerre, Médaille militaire, Order of Karađorđe’s Star

About Georges Guynemer

World War I fighter pilot who became a French national hero.

Before Fame

He was initially rejected for military service, but he became a military mechanic and was able to work his way up to pilot training.


He was shot down in 1917 and presumed lost. The blow of a national hero’s death was softened for French schoolchildren, who were told that Guynemer had flown so high that he could never come down again.

Family Life

He was born into a wealthy French family.


Charles de Gaulle grew up hearing tales of Guynemer’s heroism.

Information related to Georges Guynemer

  • French Air Force – The French Air Force is the air force of the French Armed Forces. It was formed in 1909 as the Service Aéronautique, a service arm of the French Army, then was made an independent military arm in 1934.
  • Aerial disappearances of military personnel in action
  • Missing in action of World War I
  • Collège Stanislas de Paris alumni
  • Recipients of the Order of Karađorđe’s Star
  • French military personnel killed in World War I
  • French aviators
  • French World War I flying aces
  • Aviators killed in aviation accidents or incidents

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