Arnauld de la Perière, Friedrich von, born on 17-06-1888 in Breslau, Schlesien. On 09-01-1915 the first plane to be launched from a submarine was piloted by Leutnant Friedrich von Arnauld de la Perière from the U-12 off Zeebrugge, an amazing act.
The pilot was the brother of Vice Admiral, Lothar Arnauld de la Periere
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.
Death and burial ground of Arnauld de la Perière, Friedrich von.
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, Claude “Claudius” Dornier