AERONAUTICS: Killed in Peace

Lieutenant Casale, one of France's most famous aces, decorated with the Military Medal, the Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre, fought unharmed through the great war from May, 1915, when he obtained his pilot's certificate. Piloting a commercial airplane on a prosaic civilian task, his plane got out of control and fell into a wood near the village Dameraucourt near Beauvais. Casale was crushed and killed. His mechanician escaped without injury.


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