Roland Garros (1888-1918), hero and aviation pioneer
Lieutenant aviator Roland Garros’ grave, died 5 October 1918, in aerial combat above St. Morel.
The monument overlooking the vault has been achieved and set up in 1924 by Victor Pierrard from Vouziers at the aviator’s mother’s initiative.
Roland Garros, a pilot who became famous for achieving the first flight across the Mediterranean in 1913. He invented the device which permitted firing along the axis of the propeller, so creating the very first fighter plane. In April 1915, forced down in occupied territory,.