Audouin-Dubreuil, Louis

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Audouin-Dubreuil, Louis Gender: M
Alexandre Charles Bertrand Louis Audouin-Dubreuil
born on 2 August 1887 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place St.Jean d'Angély, France, 45n57, 0w31
Timezone LMT m0w31 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 09°57' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°29 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 04°26'

Louis Audouin-Dubreuil


French army and air force officer and explorer.

In 1914 he joined the 10th regiment of the Hussars, then the Cavalry School of Saumur. He participated in the First Battle of the Marne, which earned him the Croix de Guerre, as a liaison non-commissioned officer fighting in the trenches of Arras, the Argonne and Verdun in 1916.

He obtained his pilot's license in Chartres in 1917 and during World War II he was a squadron leader.

A Camel Corps officer, he commanded the 1919 Sahara-Timbuktu mission before leaving the army and being recruited by André Citroën as Assistant to Georges-Marie Haardt for the first crossing of the Sahara by half-track (Touggourt-Timbuktu, from 17 December 1922 to 7 January 1923, then back). Alongside Haardt, he then participated in the Croisière noire (1924-1925) and the Croisière jaune (1931-1932).

He died on 12 February 1960 in Zarzis, Tunisia.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)


  • associate relationship with Gauffreteau, Yves (born 15 July 1905). Notes: 'Croisière noire' expedition
  • associate relationship with Poirier, Léon (born 25 August 1884). Notes: 'Croisière noire' expedition


Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'sport auto moto' pdf file, p. 20.


  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Army and air force officer)
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military (World War II squadron leader)