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Reims in Marne Département, Champagne-Ardenne, France
 

Edmond Marin la Meslée

 
 
Edmond Marin la Meslée Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 29, 2015
1. Edmond Marin la Meslée Marker
Inscription. Ici, au numéro 9 de cette rue, a vécu Edmond Marin la Meslée. As des as de la Campagne de France 1939-1940, affecté en 1937 sur la base aérienne 112, au Group de Chasse 1/5. Mort au Champ d'Honneur en Alsace le 4 Février 1945. Il fut choisi en 1953 pour donner son nom à l base Aérienne de Reims.

Here at number 9 in this street lived Edmond Marin la Meslée. Fighter pilot ace of the French 1939-1940 campaign. In 1937 he was assigned to Air Base 112, in fighter pilot section 1/5. A war hero, he died in action in Alsace on the 4th of February 1945. His memory was honoured by choosing to name the Rheims Air Base after him.
 
Location. 49° 15.249′ N, 4° 1.986′ E. Marker is in Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, in Marne Département. Marker is on Rue Guillaume de Machault just north of Rue Robert de Coucy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reims, Champagne-Ardenne 51100, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maison du Trésorier du Chapitre de la Cathédral (a few steps from this marker); Cathédral Notre-Dame (within shouting distance of this marker); Porte et Place du Chapitre de la Cathédral (within shouting distance of this marker); Quartier des Banques
Edmond Marin la Meslée Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 29, 2015
2. Edmond Marin la Meslée Marker
At the time this picture was taken, the building housed the local Tourism Office.
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Palais de Justice (about 120 meters away); Médiathèque Jean Falala (about 150 meters away); Palais du Tau (about 150 meters away); Louis XV (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reims.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Edmond Marin la Meslée. (Submitted on July 18, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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