AKA Francois Derooye
I need a photo of him. If you can help, please contact me.

""Aviator and Passenger Are Burned to Death,"
Knoxville Journal and Tribune,
Knoxville, Tennessee: April 20, 1914,
Transcribed by Bob Davis - 2-20-07
"Buc, France, April 19. - The aviator Francois Deroy and Marcel Dabliu, who was making a flight with him, were burned to death as a result of a collision in the air today. Thousands witnessed the accident.
     Deroy's machine and another, piloted by the aviator, Bedault, with a passenger, M. Pelladeau, collided in midair. Both machines burst into flames and fel lto the earth. Bedault and Pelladeau were badly injured."

     If you search for "Francois Deroy", using the Google search engine, (3-1-07), you will not find any relative links.

     If you search for "Francois Derooye" +aviation, using the Google search engine, (3-1-07), you will find two relative links compiled by Dave Lam, both on this website. To access that page, click on:

Francois Deroy died on April 19, 1914

Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on this pioneer aviator,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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