- Arnauld de la Perière, Friedrich von
- Generalleutnant der Flieger. Commandeur Luftgruppe 17, in Vienna.
- 17-06-1888, Breslau, Schlesien.
- 12-10-1969, age 81, Friedrichshafen.
Friedrichshafen, Hauptfriedhof. Feld 6-M 39/40.
Arnauld de la Perière, Friedrich von
Arnauld de la Perière, born on 17-06-1888 in Breslau, Schlesien. On 09-01-1915 the first plane to be launched from a submarine was piloted by Lieutenant Friedrich von Arnauld de la Perière from the U-12 off Zeebrugge.
The pilot was the brother of Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière, (see Lothar de la Perière) who by World Wars end, sunk more ships and accounted for more tonnage than any other submariner in history, 194 ships for 450,000 tons. Lothar de la Perière is the most successful submarine ace ever. Oberleutnant zur See, Friedrich von Arnauld de la Perière, was the first commander of the Seeflugstation in Zeebrugge, until he was taken prisoner on 17-12-1915. Near Nieuwport, his seaplane Friedrichshafen suffered engine trouble and a French ship brought him to Dunkirk. Friedrich Arnauld de la Perière, was a Flieger General in World War II, commander of the Luftgruppe 17 in Vienna. After the war, Arnauld de la Perière, lived in the city of Friedrichshaven, where he at the old age of 81 died, on 12-10-1969. He is buried on the Hauptfriedhof in Friedrichshafen, close to the grave of Claude Dornier, the World War II aircraft designer, (see Claude Dornier).