Étretat in Seine-Maritime, Normandie, France
Nungesser and Coli's 1927 Flight
This monument, dedicated to the memory of Nungesser and Coli, heroes of the war of 1914-1918, and intended to recall that their “White Bird” left the soil of France for the first transatlantic aerial crossing at Étretat on 8 May 1927, was destroyed in 1942 by the German army of occupation.
Location. 49° 42.667′ N, 0° 12.45′ E. Marker is in Étretat, Normandie, in Seine-Maritime. Marker is on Avenue Damilaville, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is accessible via a path leading up a cliff, the Falaise Amont, at the northeast end of the beach at Étretat, France. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Avenue Damilaville, Étretat, Normandie 76790, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Étretat (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
Regarding Nungesser and Coli's 1927 Flight. This marker is placed on the coast just northeast
Two weeks later Charles Lindbergh made his successful non-stop flight from New York’s Long Island to Paris.
The Nungesser and Coli monument on the cliff at Étretat includes the marker, a monumental “flèche” [“arrow”] pointing to the sky, and a stone outline of their biplane, known as the “L’Oiseau Blanc” [“The White Bird”].
The spectacular cliff called Falaise Amont, immediately northeast of Étretat, is home to both the Nungesser and Coli monument and also a small church called Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde.
The original Nungesser and Coli marker and monument at this spot were partially destroyed during World War II. The present marker and monument were completed in the early 1960s.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. Nungesser on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 4, 2010, by Donald Olson of San Marcos, Texas, USA.)
2. Coli on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 4, 2010, by Donald Olson of San Marcos, Texas, USA.)
3. The White Bird (biplane) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 4, 2010, by Donald Olson of San Marcos, Texas, USA.)
Categories. • Air & Space •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Donald Olson of San Marcos, Texas, USA. This page has been viewed 2,157 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Donald Olson of San Marcos, Texas, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.