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Edmond Thieffry (28 September 1892 – 11 April 1929) was a Belgian First World War air ace and aviation pioneer. He made, with Léopold Roger and Jef de Bruycker, the first successful flight between Belgium and the then Belgian Congo.
- Reaching the goal is a matter of patience.
- Until late, the frank Gallic gaiety will resound in the stately night of the Niger.
- Edmond Thieffry, Doctor of Laws, Ace of War 1914-1918, pioneer of the Belgium-Congo airline The plane of Edmond Thieffry makes an emergency landing in French Sudan on their first trip to the Belgian Congo.
- The air's grip on the wings rips our wheels free from the earth and we pass in the nick of time over the tops of the trees.
- Edmond Thieffry, Doctor of Laws, Ace of War 1914-1918, pioneer of the Belgium-Congo airline Edmond Thieffry about arriving in Leopoldville.
- I put on my uniform and waited, my heart pounded with emotion, Leopoldville was waiting for my arrival. The security forces had to direct almost three hundred cars belonging to the colonials, a crowd gathered around the Sabenahangars of the airport.
- The Negro race is not amenable to progress, they venerate and fear us.
Quotes about Edmond Thieffry
- Though he didn't sneer at the honour, to those who knew him, Thieffry remained the simple man he's always been. With him, excesses of behavior or speech had been banned with the same intransigence as boasting. An endearing companion to his comrades, he loved sincere and loyal friends and abhorred impostors and talkers.
- He was never seen boasting, haughty, or boasting of his victories. He was sincere and combative, earnest in action, alternately fiery and spiritual in his response, which was the secret of his endearment.
- Biography at firstworldwar.com
- Biography at theaerodrome.com (with victories' list)
- Edmond Thieffry on IMDb