Dassault company was formed by Marcel Bloch. Marcel Bloch was a
successful aircraft designer before WWII. When the Germans invaded and
occupied France, they wanted him to collaborate with the German
aircraft industry. When he refused, he was sent to Buchenwald (he was
Jewish). In 1949, he changed his name to Dassault, after the
pseudonym of his brother, who was part of the resistance. Dassault
became a very successful post-war aircraft manufacturer. Marcel Bloch
died in 1986 at the age of 94. His son, Serge has taken over the
company from his father.
Pictured below is the Dassault Mystere
Falcon 900 (N626EK) at Camarillo in July of 2006. This aircraft was
manufactured in 1996.
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