Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger Vicomte de Saint-Exupéry (kurz Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; * Juni in Lyon; † Juli nahe der Île de Riou bei. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry | Schriftsteller, Pilot, "Südkurier", "Der kleine Prinz", "Nachtflug", "Flug nach Arras", "Wind, Sand und Sterne", startete am 7. mit. Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry () verlor schon früh seinen Vater und hing mit um so größerer Liebe sein ganzes. <
"Saint-Exupery, Antoine de":Antoine de Saint-Exupéry | Schriftsteller, Pilot, "Südkurier", "Der kleine Prinz", "Nachtflug", "Flug nach Arras", "Wind, Sand und Sterne", startete am 7. mit. Der Pilot und Schriftsteller Antoine Jean-Baptiste Marie Roger Graf de Saint-Exupéry wurde am Juni in Lyon geboren. In Frankreich. Als Partnerin der Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Foundation engagiert sich IWC Schaffhausen für das Wohl von benachteiligten Kindern und Jugendlichen.
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Just eight days prior, while collecting intelligence on German troops, he encountered a fleet of hostile aircraft. Lost Control Of The Aircraft Saint-Ex had an undeniable passion for flying, but he also had a reputation as an undisciplined pilot who read books while flying and had little patience for aircraft complexities.
At the time of his disappearance, he had already been involved in several major crashes. One crash, in , left him stranded and near death in the Libyan Desert for four days.
He had also made the mistake of accidentally flying to 10, meters nearly 32, feet instead of 10, feet without an oxygen mask.
He became hypoxic and blacked out in flight. Given his crash history, his distaste for complex aircraft, and his failing mental and physical health, many believed it was likely he lost control somewhere over the sea and was swallowed into the waters below.
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Suicide Unwilling to learn English, Saint-Ex isolated himself when he came to the United States in One friend reported that when they attempted to visit, they found him holed up in a dark room, withdrawn and depressed.
It was during this time that Saint-Ex wrote The Little Prince, a delightful, if somewhat sad, tale about an intergalactic traveling prince who in the end mysteriously disappears.
Many felt the book was ominously foretelling and speculated that it was intentionally so. According to the German pilots who encountered Saint-Ex eight days prior to his disappearance, he never altered his course upon spotting them.
Instead, they claim, he continued straight toward them, seemingly lacking any fear of being shot down, perhaps even inviting it to happen.
Raised in an aristocratic family, he fell in love with aviation at an early age after took his first airplane ride at the age of His adventures as a pilot would supply the inspiration for all of his literary endeavors, which culminated with the publication of the classic The Little Prince.
He returned to France in , and briefly attended a college prep school in Paris before attempting to enter the naval academy.
Initially working as a mechanic in the army, he learned how to fly. His experiences there informed his first novel, Southern Mail , which celebrated the courage of pilots, and was published in His similarly themed Night Flight was published in after he returned from a two-year posting in Argentina, where he had helped to establish an air mail system.
Night Flight would become his first true literary success, receiving the Prix Femina literary prize and later being adapted into a Hollywood film starring John Barrymore, Helen Hayes and Clark Gable.
Photo: Agence France-Presse NY Times online [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Among the most eventful of these sojourns was his attempt to break the air-speed record between Paris and Saigon.
En route, his plane crashed in the Sahara, and he and his copilot wandered the desert for days, nearly dying of exposure and dehydration before being rescued by a wandering Bedouin.
Siboney and arrived in New York City on the last day of ,  with the intention of convincing the U. Then 43, soon to be promoted to the rank of commandant major , he was far older than most men in operational units.
Although eight years over the age limit for such pilots, he had petitioned endlessly for an exemption which had finally been approved by General Dwight Eisenhower.
After wrecking a P through engine failure on his second mission, he was grounded for eight months, but was then later reinstated to flight duty on the personal intervention of General Ira Eaker , Deputy Commander of the U.
Army Air Forces. His prodigious studies of literature gripped him and on occasion he continued his readings of literary works until moments before takeoff, with mechanics having warmed up and tested his aircraft for him in preparation for his flight.
On one flight, to the chagrin of his colleagues awaiting his arrival, he circled the airport for an hour after returning, so that he could finish reading a novel.
Depressed at this, he began to drink heavily. Although he had been reinstated to his old squadron with the provision that he was to fly only five missions,  on 31 July , he took off in an unarmed P on his ninth reconnaissance mission from an airbase on Corsica.
The bracelet was hooked to a piece of fabric, presumably from his flight suit. In May , Luc Vanrell, a diver, found the partial remains of a Lockheed P Lightning on the seabed off the coast of Marseille, near where the bracelet was previously found.
No marks or holes attributable to gunfire were found; however, that was not considered significant as only a small portion of the aircraft was recovered.
In , former Luftwaffe telegrapher Rev. Hermann Korth published his war logs, noting an instance on 31 July around noon where a Focke-Wulf Fw downed a P Lightning.
In , the German magazine Der Landser quoted a letter from Luftwaffe reconnaissance pilot Robert Heichele, where he purportedly claimed to have shot down a P on 31 July In the lists held by the Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv, no victory was accredited to Heichele or his unit in July or August , and the decrypted report of the day's reconnaissance does not include any flights by 2.
Rippert's account, as discussed in two French and German books, was met with publicity and skepticism. One notable example is his novella, The Little Prince , a poetic tale self-illustrated in watercolours in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid.
The Little Prince is a philosophical story, including societal criticism, remarking on the strangeness of the adult world.
His journalistic writings for Paris-Soir , Marianne and other newspapers covered events in Indochina and the Far East , the Mediterranean, Soviet Union and Moscow , and the Spanish Civil War — Notable among those during World War II was "An Open Letter to Frenchmen Everywhere", which was highly controversial in its attempt to rally support for France against Nazi oppression at a time when the French were sharply divided between support of the Gaullists and Vichy factions.
Pilote de guerre Flight To Arras , describing the German invasion of France, was slightly censored when it was released in its original French still during wartime in his homeland [ when?
Early in the war, de Gaulle became the leader of the Free French Forces in exile, with his headquarters in London. In response, de Gaulle struck back at the author by implying that the author was a German supporter, and then had his literary works banned in France's North African colonies.
Portrait and images from The Little Prince on a franc banknote. Museum exhibits, exhibitions and theme villages dedicated to both him and his diminutive Little Prince have been created in Le Bourget , Paris and other locations in France, as well as in the Republic of South Korea, Japan, Morocco, Brazil, the United States and Canada.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. French writer and aviator. National Book Award Croix de guerre  Croix de Guerre avec palme posthumous. Main article: The Little Prince.
This occurred due to agreements she made with writers before granting them access to her troves of the author-aviator's writings, which she deposited in the French national archives — from which they will not be released until OSS suspected she was a secret Vichy agent and Nazi collaborator.
He was the aviator. Someone we would get attached to quite easily, who would show interest in us, the kids.
He would make us paper planes, drawings. Other sources, such as the one referenced, depict the first Librairie Gallimard printing of 12, copies as occurring on 30 November He utilized all his contacts and powers of persuasion to overcome his age and physical handicap barriers, which would have completely barred an ordinary patriot from serving as a war pilot.
Army Air Forces press officer in Italy, Colonel John Reagan McCrary, who conveyed the Life Magazine request to General Eaker. The approval for return to flying status would be made " The brutalized French, it was noted, would cut a German's throat " After his death, they were also vague suggestions that his disappearance was the result of suicide rather than aircraft failure or combat loss.
He volunteered for almost every proposed mission submitted to his squadron, and protested fiercely after being grounded following his second sortie, which ended with a demolished P The commander "bawled out" his staff when he learned that a grounding scheme had not been implemented.
Although the debris field, one kilometre long and metres wide, was located in May , it took over two years before the French government agreed to the organization's request to permit recovery of the crash debris from the seabed.
It is believed that the wide distribution of crash wreckage which left hundreds of parts deposited on the sea floor was created by the Lightning striking the sea's surface at high velocity.
Meredith's remains were not recovered. Meredith was shot down by Feldwebel Guth of 3. Guth's victory claim is recorded in the lists held by the German Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv.
The progress of the interception was followed by Allied radar and radio monitoring stations and documented in Missing Air Crew Report on the loss of Second Lieutenant Gene C.
The intercepted Mediterranean Allied Air Forces Signals Intelligence Report for 30 July records that "an Allied reconnaissance aircraft was claimed shot down at [GMT]".
The last estimated position of Meredith's plane is N, E. No contacts. He was the brother of German singer Ivan Rebroff.
Rippert died in Although it did not appear in its earliest editions of the English translation, An Appreciation was added to later printings, contributed by Anne Morrow Lindbergh , and earlier published in The Saturday Review of Literature on 14 October Lexico UK Dictionary.
Oxford University Press. Retrieved 29 August Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.