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Jean, Marquis de Suarez d'Aulan

Full name: Marie Quenin Félix Ghislain Foulques Jean de la Croix Harouard de Suarez d’Aulan
Gender: Male
Born: November 20, 1900 in Savasse, Drôme, France
Died: October 8, 1944 in Altkirch, Haut-Rhin, France
Title: Marquis
Country: FRA France
Sport: Bobsleigh

Biography

Jean Aulan inherited 500 million dollars, which made him one of the wealthiest men in Europe. As a young man he was university champion in swimming and French national champion in diving. With his bobsled crew, he was a four-time French champion and won a bronze medal with the four-man bob at the 1934 World Championships. He twice participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and as an aviator won air rallies in Egypt, Germany and France.

As a president of the Society of the wines of Champagne Piper Heidsieck in Reims, during the occupation, the Marquis de Suarez d’Aulan hid parachuted weapons in the cellars. Denounced to the Gestapo, he still managed an escape to North Africa. In the famous Group II/5 he became the oldest World War II fighter pilot. After several missions over Germany as a second lieutenant, he was shot down by a Messerschmitt aircraft. Marquis de Suarez d’Aulan was appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honour and was awarded the Military Cross.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Bobsleigh Men's Four/Five France-1 FRA 4
1928 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Four/Five France-1 FRA 14
1936 Winter 35 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh Men's Two France-1 FRA 14
1936 Winter 35 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh Men's Four France-1 FRA 9

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1936 Winter 35 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Jacques Bridou Final Standings
1936 Winter 35 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Jacques Bridou Run 1
1936 Winter 35 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Jacques Bridou Run 2
1936 Winter 35 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Jacques Bridou Run 3
1936 Winter 35 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Jacques Bridou Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1936 Winter 35 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Final Standings
1936 Winter 35 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Run 1
1936 Winter 35 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Run 2
1936 Winter 35 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Run 3
1936 Winter 35 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Run 4

Men's Four/Five

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Final Standings
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Run 1
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Run 2
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Run 3
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Run 4
1928 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Final Standings
1928 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Run 1
1928 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Run 2
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