With immense skill as a fighter pilot, René Fonck hunted his prey fearlessly and ruthlessly, patiently stalking the enemy before mounting a quick and decisive attack. However, there were several French aviators who distinguished themselves in combat. One such hero was Colonel René Fonck who emerged as the top Allied fighter ace of the First World War. Indeed, his confirmed 75 victories qualify him for the title of ‘All-time Allied Ace of Aces’ even when every conflict until now is considered. He was a Commander of the prestigious French Legion of Honour.
Read more on page 210 of the December Edition of African Pilot Magazine.