10 July 1919 – Jean Marie Dominique Navarre

The death of WWI flying ace, Jean Marie Dominique Navarre, killed in his aeroplane while practicing for a flight through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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Photo: Charles Godefroy passing through Arc de Triomphe (by Jacques Mortane, Wikipedia public domain)