Georges Pelletier d'Oisy

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Georges Pelletier d'Oisy
Nickname(s) Pivolo
Born 9 March 1892
Auch, France
Died 10 May 1953
Morocco
Allegiance France
Service/branch Flying service
Rank Capitaine
Unit HF19, MS 12, N69/Spa69
Awards Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre

Capitaine Georges Pelletier d'Oisy (1892–1953) was a French aviator and World War I ace. He attempted a circumnavigation of the world in 1924.

Pelletier d'Oisy began his aviation career as a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.[1]

On 24 April 1924, Pelletier d'Oisy and Adjutant Lucien Besin departed Paris eastbound in a Breguet 19.A.2 in an attempt to fly around the world. Their attempt ended when they crashed their airplane on a golf course in Shanghai, China. They had covered 10,580 miles (17,037 km) in 26 days.[2]

Pelletier d'Oisy was in Hong Kong when a British Royal Air Force team of aviators making an eastbound attempt to circumnavigate the world arrived there on 30 June 1924, and he traded flying stories with Squadron Leader Archibald Stuart-MacLaren and Flying Officer William Plenderleith of the British team. Shortly after that, he departed for Tokyo, Japan, in a Breguet 14 he had borrowed from the Republic of China government, arriving there on 17 July 1924. The entire trip from Paris to Tokyo had taken 120 hours in the air over 84 days.[3]

In June 1925, flying a Blériot-SPAD S.61, he won the Michelin Cup, completing the 2,835 km (1,762 mi) course in in 15hr 8 min.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/france/pelletier.php
  2. ^ O '​Connor, Derek, "All in the Game," Aviation History, September 2010, pp. 56-57, 59.
  3. ^ O '​Connor, Derek, "All in the Game," Aviation History, September 2010, pp. 58-59.
  4. ^ "Raids, Records et Performances". l'Aérophile: 197. 1 July 1925.