Born in the very beginning
of the 20th century, Antoine de Saint Exupery is perhaps the most universally
loved man in France. A person would have to strive very hard, even
in this new century, to find a French citizen or knowlegable aviator of
any nationality who does not know of Saint Exupery-- Airline pioneer,
Fighter Pilot, Philospher and revered Author.
His last P38 mission on July
31st, 1944 was one from which he never returned. He took off from the
Airfield of Borgo in Corsica France that day and never went back . He
was in the 2/33 French Photo Reconn, working with the 23rd US PRS (Photo
Reconn Squadron) also stationed at Borgo Corsica.