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Bleriot   Listen

French aviator who in 1909 made the first flight across the English Channel (1872-1936).  Synonym: Louis Bleriot.

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"Bleriot" Quotes from Famous Books

... particularly daring both in reconnaissance and in flight, and the well-known M. Vedrines, whose achievements are familiar to English people, has already brought down three German aeroplanes. In one encounter he fought in a Bleriot machine carrying a mitrailleuse, and the enemy dropped, riddled with bullets. So completely have some of the aeroplanes been perforated, without mishap, says the Daily Telegraph's war correspondent, that the pilots ...
— Tommy Atkins at War - As Told in His Own Letters • James Alexander Kilpatrick

Words linked to "Bleriot" :   flyer, aviator, aeronaut, flier, airman, Louis Bleriot

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