June 13th 1909 in Marseille, Albert Folliot entered
the Naval Academy in 1928. He graduated with the rank of Sublieutenant
(Fleet Air Arm) - Ensign (US Navy). He first was assigned to the
torpedo boat "Le Basque",
and then he orientated his career towards Aeronautics. In 1932,
he entered the Versailles flight school, hence Hourtin. He received
his pilot license in October of the same year. He was then assigned
to Escadrille 3E1 at Berre.
In 1934, he attended the French Air Force fighter course and was
sent to Escadrille 3C1 at Marignane. He rejoined Escadrille 7S1
aboard the Béarn aircraft carrier in 1935 and was promoted to
Lieutenant Commander (Fleet Air Arm) - Lieutenant (US Navy) in
At the beginning of the war, he commanded fighter Escadrille AC2.
He was shot down the 11th of May over Belgium and he
had to bail out of his Potez 631. Between 1941 and 1942, he was
transferred to GC II/7 (Groupe de Chasse 2/7) at Sidi-Ahmed. On
October 3rd 1942, he took command of Flotille (Squadron
- Fleet Air Arm) - (Naval Squadron US Navy) 1FC.
It was during a morning reconnaissance patrol over Fédala Beach
Morocco where the Anglo-Americans had just landed on November
8th 1942 that he was reported missing, probably shot
down by anti aircraft guns of the American vessels.
Dewoitine D-520 Nbr 371 aboard which Lieutenant Albert Folliot
was reported missing over Fédala Beach Morocco on the 8th
of November 1942.
16.05.40 (1) He 111 Ostende [Belgium]
This victory is not recognized,
but contrary to the French Air Force, the French Navy did not
officially confirm the victories of its pilots.
(X): total number of pilots participating to the destruction of
the enemy airplane.