Winther, Antoine Marie Leon
(1921 - 1941)
Antoine Marie Leon Winther is born on 27 August 1921 in Paris (XVIe). He is the son of Carl and Germaine Winther (nÃ©e Waldmann). The father is Danish and the Danish consul in Paris during the war.
In 1940, Antoine Winther (30334) is student pilot at the Ecole de Pilotage nÂ° 27 (No. 27 Pilot School). Not accepting the French defeat in June 1940, he and a number of fellow students manage to get to England.
They arrive in Liverpool on 29 June 1940 on-board the M/S ARANDORA-STAR, which was sent by the British government to evacuate Polish soldiers from France in June 1940.
He joins the Les Forces AÃ©riennes FranÃ§aises Libres (FAFL) and continue training at RAF training facilities.
On 12 September 1941, he takes off in Hurricane I (V7251) on a night sortie from No. 59 Operational Training Unit at Crosby-on-Eden. The aircraft crashes at Low Wood Farm, Warwick Bridge, Cumberland, about 4.5 km from Crosby-on-Eden. Antoine Winther is killed. 
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Created on 14 Feb 09, 18:23 - last edited on 20 Apr 14, 22:59