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French Henry POTEZ

born Henry Charles Alexandre POTEZ

French aircraft industrialist

Source :  CEGAMA

Born: on September 30, 1891 in Méaulte, Somme, France
Died: on November 09, 1981 in Paris, France


He studied in the French Aeronautics School Supaéro. With Marcel Dassault, he was the inventor of the Potez-Bloch propeller which, after 1917, have been set on most of all Allied planes of World War I.

In 1919, he founded his own company, Aviations Potez, that, between the wars, built many planes and seaplanes, in factories which were at that time considered the most modern in the world. He bought the Alessandro Anzani company in 1923.

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