Pierre Clostermann

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Pierre Henri Clostermann

Birthplace: Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Death: March 22, 2006 (85)
Montesquieu Des Albères, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, France
Place of Burial: Yvelines, IDF, France
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Son of Jacques Louis Félix Clostermann and Private
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Private

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About Pierre Clostermann


Pierre Henri Clostermann DSO, DFC & Bar (28 February 1921 – 22 March 2006) was a World War II French fighter pilot.

During the conflict he achieved 33 air-to-air combat victories, earning the accolade "France's First Fighter" from General Charles de Gaulle. His wartime memoir, The Big Show (Le Grand Cirque) became a notable bestseller. After the war, he worked as an engineer and was the youngest Member of France's Parliament.

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February 28, 1921
Curitiba, PR, Brazil
March 22, 2006
Age 85
Montesquieu Des Albères, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, France
Yvelines, IDF, France