The French Air Force played an important role, most notable during the Battle of France of 1940. The engagement of the Free French Air Forcesfrom 1940 to 1943, then the engagement of the aviators of the French Liberation Army, were equally marking episodes of the History of the French Air Force. The sacrifices of Commandant René Mouchotte and Lieutenant Marcel Beau illustrated their devotion. The Vichy French Air Force had a significant presence in the French Levant.
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