Jean de Suarez d'Aulan

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Jean de Suarez d'Aulan (November 20, 1900 – October 8, 1944) was a French aviator, auto racer, bobsledder, and soldier. He also happen to have Inherited $ 350 million. Today that would be over a billion dollars. This placed him as one of the wealthiest men in Europe of the time.

Bobsleigh career[edit]

As a bobsledder, d'Aulan won a bronze medal in the four-man event at the 1934 FIBT World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Competing in four Winter Olympics, his best finish was fourth in the four-man event at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix.

Auto racing career[edit]

d'Aulan drove an EHP in the 1925 24 Hours of Le Mans race with Rene Dely, finishing 14th.

Aviation career[edit]

As an aviator, d'Aulan won rally events in Egypt in 1937 and in France in 1938.

Military career[edit]

During World War I, d'Aulan fought in the 5th battalion in the infantry, enlisting in 1918. After France fell in 1940, d'Aulan fought for the Allies as a fighter pilot as a second lieutenant. He was killed over Germany during World War II when his Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf-109.

Personal life[edit]

d'Aulan married Anne Marie Yolande Kunkelmann in 1926. They had four children. Francois ( 10th Marquis of Aulan ) Catherine ( married with Claude Taittinger ), Guilaine ( married with Count de Poix ) and Philippe.