The congratulations that you kindly expressed at the occasion of my recent record mount deeply touched I am sensitive to this new testimony of sympathy. I want, General, that you know, that during and after my flight, my thought was for you. You are the architect of this success, which honors French aviation. Indeed, is it not you, Minister, who ordered the typhoons? By giving me too, an absolute freedom of action, you have allowed me to carry out this new mission.
You have made me captain under two years of rank of officer, I wanted still to deserve your confidence. I regret, Minister, that I did not express my gratitude after my success, but I was immediately in great trouble with the Ministry. I wanted to wait until the end of the compromise before coming to confide to my boss I was obliged for multiple reasons to refuse this advance before the decree was signed. I am above the parties even though it happens I will continue anyway the mission that I was at heart to carry out and I would be, tomorrow as yesterday, lardent defender of the French wings.The ministry will make me commander and register on the progress chart, but all this will not change my course of action. In this case, the minister has been very good to me and I want to pay tribute to him. But, unfortunately he seems to ignore everything. My general, if I have confided in you, is because you have been my leader in Syria, as in France, and you are the one I esteem most of all.
I allow myself, Minister, to ask you to consider this letter as confidential; it is my respectful affection which has opened my heart to you. This is the speed record over 5,000 km, beaten by maurice rossi. April 24, 1937 at Istres, on the caudron 640 \The item \The seller is \This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.