Roosevelt's son's plane fragments to auction on June 26



2015-06-26 13:19:11

Roosevelt's son's plane fragments to auction on June 26

Fragments of the plane that Theodore Roosevelt's son Quentin was shot down in to auction in France

Fragments of the plane that US president Theodore Roosevelt's son Quentin perished in are to auction in France on June 26.

World war one combatantQuentin Roosevelt died aged 20, after the plane he was piloting was shot down over eastern France on Bastille Day, July 14, 1918.

Quentin Roosevelt plane auction Quentin Roosevelt was shot down over eastern France aged just 20 - it is unknown how the twisted fragments of his aircraftwere obtained by his French landlady

Laurent Mirouze, a spokesperson for Aiolfi & Partners, the auction house overseeing the sale, asserts that although the twisted fragments possess little "visual value", they remain "very moving".

Formerly the property ofQuentin's French landlady, the aircraft fragments remained in her family, and are offered from the estate of her descendents.

Mirouze comments: "We don't know how the landlady got hold of the fragments and if it was friends of Quentin Roosevelt or soldiers who gave them to her."

The fragments carry a 250 ($335) reserve, which, going by previous sales results, is highly likely to be met.

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