Today in aviation history – 4th May

On 4th May 1955 died a French constructor and aviation pioneer – Louis Charles Breguet. He was born in January 1880 in Paris. Since he was a little boy, he worked with his brother on different aerial constructions. Aircraft constructed by Breguet were used by French Air Force during World War I and World War II. Breguet served in the French Air Force as a pilot. He was responsible for reconnaissance flights that detected German army movements and enabled French army to oppose in the Battle of the Marne. Breguet was awarded for this achievement.