WW1 FRENCH AIR ACE CHARLES NUNGESSER PORTRAIT
A superb and well known image of France’s third highest scoring WW1 air ace in full dress uniform and decorations.
Sepia toned image in excellent damage free condition, with a Paris press association stamping to the reverse.
Charles Nungesser enlisted firstly with the 2e Regiment de Hussards and transferred to the ‘Service Aéronautique’ after serving briefly on the western front. His active air service started in July 1915.
He scored air victories steadily throughout the war.
He disappeared in 1927 while attempting a Trans-Atlantic crossing. His body and aircraft were never recovered.
Interestingly in this image he still wears the kepi of the ‘2e Hussards’.
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