Charles Eugène Jules Marie Nungesser was a French ace pilot and
adventurer, best remembered as a rival of Charles Lindbergh. Nungesser
was a renowned ace in France, ranking third highest in the country with
43 air combat victories during World War I.
After the war, Nungesser mysteriously disappeared on an attempt to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight from Paris to New York, flying with wartime comrade François Coli in L’Oiseau Blanc (The White Bird).


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