de PETROWSKI
 
 
de Petrowski
 
 
de Petrowski, 1910.
Collection of Jean-Pierre Lauwers
 

 
 
de Petrowski
 
 
de Petrowski with his Sommer plane
Mondorf les Bains, 1910.
Collection of Jean-Pierre Lauwers
 

 
 
de Petrowski
 
 
de Petrowski with his Sommer plane
Mondorf les Bains, 1910.
Collection of Jean-Pierre Lauwers
 

 
 
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
from Jean-Pierre Lauwers

     Here is a postcard showing the Sommer plane with its pilot "de Petrowski"...
     He was a Russian living in Brussels from May 31, 1910. He had A.C.B. license n 11 .
     Entered WWI as a "volunteer" into Belgian Army Aviation and on July, 1918 he was decommissioned from military duty at his own request.
     I saw a postcard for sale on e-Bay September, (2002), mentioning his plane at Reims Aviation Week, 1910.
     This postcard, from my own collection, depicts him at an aviation meet at Mondorf-les-Bains in 1910. It shows his Sommer plane in some detail and shows him, in the white jacket, helping to move the plane to the hangar.
Remark : the plane into the air is very probably a fake upprint!
 

 
 
 
 
The dates of his birth and death are unknown to me.
 
Editor's Note:
If you have any information on this pioneer aviator
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper
 

 
 
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