French Ace Leon-Jacques Richard

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  1. ndicki

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    French Air Force Dewoitine D.520 ace Capitaine Léon-Jacques Richard got seven kills in World War Two, the last in May 1942; all these kills were against RAF aircraft.

    How's that for a gallant ally? I bet that he pretended to have been a frustrated supporter of the Free-French, too.
     
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    Impressive !!!
    French pilots were that good ?

    It was said that their planes were poor (lesofprimus).


    Though this ace shot 7 allied !!!
    We were lucky some French fought WITH RAF rather than AGAINST.
     
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    Do you have some kind of a problem with Les, that you go around the forum and find quotes that he may have said to use in your point. I sent you a pm. Please respond to it and explain yourself.
     
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    I dont understand you : i completely agree with lesofprimus.
    Actually, i think he is totaly right about french planes.

    And of course his statment plus the one of ndicki leads to the conclusion about the french fighter great skills.
     
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    Okay just missunderstood you then.
     
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    Well, I think the D.520 had some potential, if it would have had a better engine, it would have been quite a match for the ME's. Too bad, the French didn't see that :)
     
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