Site in French
My name is Pascal POLY. I was born in
the last century, in 1965 and I am fascinated by aviation since
my early childhood.
This passion for the aviation confirmed
over the years, with the realization of the classic models Heller
or Matchbox. My choices already concerned to the French planes,
with models of Breguet 693, Amiot 143, Morane 406, while my friends
realized rather Spitfire or Messerschmitt Me109. The time of the
wooden models came then, of whom a magnificent Dewoitine 520 with
engine with rubber band and landing gear which went out at the end
of tension of rubber band : I still remember smells, in my room,
filler Nitro-cellulosique used to stretch out the paper Japan !
THE ORIGINS OF THE SITE :
find the origin of the site, we must go back to 35 years, at a time
when the Internet obviously did not exist ... Teenager, I initialized
the first sheets of my favorite aircrafts on school notebooks, ranging
to cut out pictures of planes in magazines "Fanatics of Aviation",
with the unconsciousness of youth! Being mainly interested in World
War II, I was very quickly fascinated by the French Air Force, so
different and endearing, where the modern and the old were mixed like
nowhere else. This period allowed me to build a diversified database,
completed over the years.
first computers allowed me to put everything together in Excel files
whose tabs, linked by macros, have generated a set for the less heavy
and impractical ... It is the arrival of Internet and HTML language
that allowed me to build a site and that made me want to share it.
to my initial objectives, I estimate my site advanced to about 60%,
and despite the desire to complete it as much as possible before
publishing it, we must accept the idea that it will never be Completely
finished ... The subject is so vast! I would like to be able to
put a face on each of the 3160 crew members identifed so far, to
be able to deliver a bit of their history, their lives, for a modest
tribute to those men who fought an unequal battle.
invite you to discover this site which will enrich itself regularly,
and if you wish, to make supplements, patches, by writing me via the
link "contact me"