Milan Rastislav Štefánik (July 21, 1880 – May 4, 1919) was a Slovak politician, diplomat, and astronomer. During World War I, he served as a General in the French Army and, at the same time, as the Czechoslovak Minister of War.
Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli (by Wooway1) In 1927 Nungesser teamed up with the one eyed Coli, a veteran of the Great War and a pioneer in long distance flying, to attempt to cross the Atlantic. Nungesser was a legendary Great War pilot who scored 43 air victories while chasing women and boozing. In their aircraft the “White Bird” they left France heading for New York. They never made it. Two weeks after they disappeared Lindbergh successfully crossed the Atlantic.