Sunday, March 16, 2008

German Pilot claims he shot down Saint-Exupery

Horst Rippert, a former pilot of Germany's Luftwaffe, writes in in a forthcoming book that he may have killed French writer and war pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupery in 1944. "It's me, I shot down Saint-Exupery," said the pilot, now 88 years old. "I didn't see the pilot and even so, it would have been impossible for me to know that it was Saint-Exupery. I have hoped ever since that it wasn't him," he said.

The body of Saint-Exupery, author of "The Little Prince," has never been found.

1 comment:

historyforest said...

I thought this was interesting news this morning. Wondering why it took him so long to say something...