Robert Williame MS 406, one of those he flew in combat. Kit is in 1/72 scale

Robert Williame MS 406, one of those he flew in combat. Kit is in 1/72 scale

Robert Williame was born the 24th of February in 1911. He joined the French officer military school Saint Cyr in 1930 (Promotion Maréchal Joffre). In 1933, he was graduate pilot at Avord air base and he joined the famous squadron, the SPA 3 (Guynemer’s squadron). Before being captain in 1938, he became instructor in the young military paratroopers of the French Air Force.

Not many photos of Robert Williame MS 406 is known and there is still some doubts about some details of paintings and markings.

Not many photos of Robert Williame MS 406 is known and there is still some doubts about some details of paintings and markings.

At the beginning of the war, he was pilot at the GC I/2 equiped with the French fighter MS406.

My own design of decals for Robert Williame MS 406, printed in single sample

My own design of decals for Robert Williame MS 406, printed in single sample

On the 2nd of April 1940, he shoot a Do 17 over Saverne (Alsace) but the plane is only probable. The 5th of June, he shoot two JU 88 near Chaumont with 4 and 3 others pilots (victories considered sure). The 8th of the same month, he shoot three BF 109 in fifteen seconds (near Beauvais) and few hours later, three JU 87 (near Soissons).

Shoot down of three Bf 109 in 15 second is impressive achievement and this make Robert Williame MS 406 very interesting.

Shoot down of three Bf 109 in 15 second is impressive achievement and this make Robert Williame MS 406 very interesting.

He decided to stand in France after the armistice. He was killed in accident at 31th of October 1940, at Salon de Provence during a combat training flight on a MB152 (he was the captain in the GC III/9).

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