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Le Crotoy


Rue Florentin Lefils

Les frères Caudron

Gaston & René Caudron
Favières 1882 - Lyon-Bron 1915 resp. Favières 1884-1959
aviation pioniers
Désiré Fossé & Augustin Lesieux

Le Crotoy /  Les frères Caudron   Le Crotoy /  Les frères Caudron


Marble sculpture showing dead Icarus fallen on the rocks.
On the front of the pedestal two portrait medallions and their airplane, and on the back a relief showing some fisherman on the beach of Le Crotoy looking at the airplane of the Caudron brothers.


aviateur constructeur
chevalier de la legion d'honneur
mort pour la patrie
1882 - 1915
aviateur constructeur
commandeur de la legion d'honneur
collaborateur de son frère
1884 - 1959

The relief portraits are signed: Alesieux sculpt. The Icarus sculpture and the relief on the back is signed: Alesieux d'après fossé


The original monument of Fossé was in bronze and was destroyed in World War II. In 1954 a new monument was erected of marble. The Icarus figure and the relief identical with the bronze monument, the portraits of the brothers Caudron was newly designed by Lesieux.



Location (N 50°13'8" - E 1°37'44")

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Item Code: frpi034; Photograph: 26 August 2011
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