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|Full name||René Guilbaud|
8 October 1890|
|Died||18 June 1928
|Cause of death||Aviation accident (presumed)|
|Known for||Disappeared in 1928 while assisting the search for the airship Italia in the Arctic|
René Guilbaud (8 October 1890 – 18 June 1928) was an early-20th-century French military aviator.
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.
- La vie héroïque de René Guilbaud 1890-1928 - Coindreau (Roger), 1958
- Page dedicated to Cdt Guilbaud on the site of the Association of Reserve Officers of the French Navy (in French)
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