AKA Marcello Brindejonc des Moulinais
Marcel G. Brindejonc des Moulinais
Marcel Brindejonc des Moulinais
Library of Congress Collection, 7-13-08


Daily Journal and Tribune,
Knoxville, Tennessee: June 26, 1913,
Transcribed by Bob Davis - 7-12-04
Flight over the Baltic,"
"Stockholm, June 25.
      Marcel G. Brindejonc des Moulinais, who recently made a flight from Paris to St. Petersburg, arrived in the Swedish capital this morning. He crossed the Baltic in his aeroplane from Reval in four hours, including the time spent in making a descent on the Swedish coast in order to ascertain his whereabouts. He intends to start again on June 27 for Copenhagen on his way back to Paris."

Marcel G. Brindejonc des Moulinais
Marcel Brindejonc des Moulinais
Library of Congress Collection, 7-13-08


Daily Journal and Tribune,
Knoxville, Tennessee: June 30, 1913,
Transcribed by Bob Davis - 7-12-04
"Moulinas' Flight"
Copenhagen, June 29.
      "The French aviator Marcel G. Brindejonc des Moulinais, who is making a return flight from St. Petersburg to Paris, arrived here at 7:30 o'clock this evening. He left Stockholm five hours previously."
Bob Davis

     If you search for "Brindejonc des Moulinais" +aviation, using the Google search engine, (7-15-08), you will find about 902 links. One of the most helpful is the following.
Marcel Brindejonc des Moulinais
     This article, on the French version of Wikipedia, is comprehensive and offers a very detailed revue of his life and career. If you read French, you can access the page by clicking on the title above.
     If you need an English version, as I do, you can access a machine-translated version by clicking on:


     Mario Cobianchi wrote this very interesting book in the year 1943 and he died in 1944. The book isn't for sale and in Italy there are only 11 copies in the libraries. It is the source of the information on other Italian pioneers which I have sent to you including Giuseppe Cei, Pasqua marquis Ugolino Vivaldi, Mario Calderara, Adorno Enrico Cammarota and Juan Bielovucic
Photo & text courtesy of Giovanni Giorgetti, 10-10-04

Courtesy of Giovanni Giorgetti, 7-16-08


The Aerial Rally took place in Monaco (France) from the 1st to April 15th. It was intended to link the principal European towns by air. The routes were set so that they were all of equal length, that being 1100 kilometers on land and 210 over the sea.

The only competitor who flew over Italy was Marcel Brindejonc des Moulinais, in his monoplane, "Morane-Saulnier", who took off on April 6th from Monaco and arrived at 18.20 in Lido d'Albaro (Genoa).

He returned to Monaco on April 8th and, in an attempt to take off, crashed the aircraft but survived unharmed.

On the 13th, he took off from Monaco with the intention of arriving in Rome. He had spent 1.47 hours to complete the crossing between Monaco and Rome. On the 15th, he continued on to Rome. An engine failure stopped him between Pitigliano and Orbetello for a few moments.

Arriving at Centocelle (Rome), he took off again at 11.40 to land at 14.50 in Padua, taking only 3.10 hours on this journey. While Brindejonc was landing, a part of the hood broke off to beat against the propeller, breaking a part and damaging also a valve of the cylinder.

This accident prevented him from taking off again in time as the "Rally" ended on that day. Then Brindejonc continued on to Paris by train
Brindejonc in Roma

Brindejonc des Moulinais was killed in action on August 19, 1916.
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