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"Antoine lost his entire family in the Great War -- brothers, everyone. He feels he lives on... time that is on loan."
Francisca Uribe[src]

Antoine d'Espere was a pilot based in Buenos Aires, South America in the 1930's who delivered mail over the Andes mountains.

BiographyEdit

Prior to moving to South America, Antoine d'Espere had served in World War I in the French military, earning the Croix de Guerre medal, but lost his entire family during the war.

In 1936, he piloted Felipe Uribe for a week on the mail route across the Andes. A year later, Francisca Uribe (who had known him for many years) and Indiana Jones hired him to fly to Peru. D'Espere recognized Jones as a fellow veteran, and shared some his stories of Verdun on the flight. After a re-fueling and dinner stopover in the snow-covered mountains, he resumed the flight, ahead of a storm. Close to the border with Peru, the storm caught up to the plane, causing a nighttime wingtip collision with a mountain peak. D'Espere gained some elevation to allow his passengers to parachute to safety before the plane crashed into a mountainside, killing d'Espere.

Jones buried the pilot by his plane before seeking shelter with Uribe.

Personality and traitsEdit

Antoine spoke French, English, and Spanish - and recognized Jones as an American who spoke French with a Belgian accent.

Behind the scenesEdit

Antoine D'Espere's name is a pun on Antoine de Saint Exupéry, the French aviator and author who perished in the Mediterranean.

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