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Old 19th March 2021, 16:37
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Re: Pre WW2 Belgium Parachute Bailouts ?

Leendert

Thanks for this - the only outstanding one from my list

July ? 1933 M.Hanset Sergt, Belgian Air Force, Diest Belgium

Flight July 20th 1933
Caterpillar Club new members

Sgt. Pilot Marcel Hanset, Belgian Air Force. The latter makes the seventh Belgian member

I am missing one from my list

Marcel or Albert Maurice Lucien ?

Albert Maurice Lucien Hanset ......191. Naissance à ...
17.08.1936 Elève-pilote 74e promotion
16.08.1937 Brevet militaire
......1937 1er sergent aviateur
...06.1940 A Oujda, Maroc, avec son unité
......19.. +



I would imagine most of the incidents are Fox or Firefly related!
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Old 19th March 2021, 16:59
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Re: Pre WW2 Belgium Parachute Bailouts ?

Missing Belgian

July 2 1931 M De Coninck, Adjuntant Belgium Air Force Belgium
Collision


https://www.luchtvaartgeschiedenis.b...nest-verhoeven

yes!!

Louis Robert J. De Coninck (Dit “Monocoque-le Lapin”)

Louis Robert J. 05.02.1907 Naissance à Gilly
16.08.1925 Elève-pilote 37e promotion
07.11.1925 Brevet civil à Deurne
14.06.1926 Brevet élémentaire
20.10.1926 Brevet militaire. Adjudant aviateur de 1e classe
E.P.
Aéronautique Militaire
...08.1936 2 Aé
......194. RAF VR ?
......19.. +
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Old 19th March 2021, 17:10
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Re: Pre WW2 Belgium Parachute Bailouts ?

Interestingly


Verlinden NOT on Caterpillar List as died Feb 21 1933 - (6 days late and never applied?)

On Wednesday, February 15, 1933, during a mock battle, the adjutant pilot André 'Quick' Kreit (° 6 July 1904 - Welkenraedt) and the Firefly of adjutant pilot Robert Verlinden came into contact with each other. The shock had severely damaged both aircraft and made them unmanageable. Verlinden was able to use his 'Irving' and reached solid ground safely, but Kreit crashed with his plane in Schulen, near Donk-Halen, and was killed. He has since rested in the Schaffen cemetery.



https://www.luchtvaartgeschiedenis.b...A9-quick-kreit
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Old 20th March 2021, 17:49
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Re: Pre WW2 Belgium Parachute Bailouts ?

Paul,

No joy in finding a reference to Hanset and his para jump yet.

However, a Belgian newspaper of 4 May 1933 writes that on the previous day pilot (no rank given) Dubois parachuted down over Nivelles airbase after one of the wings had broken off from his fighter plane. No type of destroyed plane mentioned.

Report adds that after safe landing of Dubois, he coolly stepped in another plane and did 'extraordinary aerobatics' high up in the air.

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Old 20th March 2021, 22:33
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Re: Pre WW2 Belgium Parachute Bailouts ?

Wow so that is another one to add to list - certainly a lot of Belgians jumping out of planes in the time frame so maybe the original Story based on some truth but prob due to the fact that the introduction of Fox and Firefly was a major technical jump at the time for the Air Force so didn’t have enough training experience to cope with the new types
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Old 21st March 2021, 19:01
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Re: Pre WW2 Belgium Parachute Bailouts ?

Hi,

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and the Firefly of adjutant pilot Robert Verlinden came into contact with each other
OMER Verlinden as KIFA on the 15th February 1933 and remembered since 1934 on the former Nivelles airfield (now 5 EMI).

Another one bit the dust : Alexis Jottard jumped (safe) from his Firefly Y-17 on the 11th July 1939 at Fonteny (East of Nivelles) but I don't know if he get his caterpillar pin.

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Old 22nd March 2021, 08:57
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Omer Vander Linden, NOT Verlinden...
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Old 23rd March 2021, 16:51
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Re: Pre WW2 Belgium Parachute Bailouts ?

Thanks for update - The only OS mystery is Hanset - Has anyone got a pre ar Belgium airforce lost list ? thanks Paul
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Old 25th March 2021, 15:03
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Re: Pre WW2 Belgium Parachute Bailouts ?

Marsel Hansel must be

So now looking for an accident around the July 1933 date

Hansel Marcel 24.08.1911 Naissance à Arlon
(Dit “Maminouchette”) 30.12.1929 Elève-pilote 61e promotion
16.07.1931 Brevet militaire
...08.1936 1er sergent aviateur
......1936 Tête brûlée, déserteur, parti en Espagne avec son
avion, non condamné, a été prié de quitter l’armée
10.05.1940 Caporal aviateur, au combat, 3e escadrille 2e groupe
......195. + Noyé en nageant à Nice
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