BirthdayOctober 27, 1914

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Hermann Geiger

    Full name: Hermann Geiger
    Also known as: Hermann Geiger, Geiger, Hermann
    Professions: Actor, Miscellaneous Crew

  2. Hermann Geiger Death information

    Died: Friday, 26th of August, 1966 (Age: 51)

  3. Hermann Geiger Biography

    Hermann Geiger (27 October 1914 - 26 August 1966) He was a Swiss aviator, search and rescue pilot whose heroic actions gave him national hero status. He pioneered the art of landing his PIPER CUB on glaciers in the Swiss Alps like no other. Has executed over 600 rescue missions as he managed to land his specially modified aircraft under extreme conditions on snow covered glaciers. He died from injuries suffered in a fatal plane-crash. He was also known as the Eagle from Sion or King of Mountain pilots. He wrote a book: Alpine Pilot first published in 1956 and translated into English by Alan Tuppen It is a very concise and interesting personal account of his achievement and joy of flying and has a real place in Alpine history alongside all the best. Template:Portal:Switzerland/Stub

  4. Hermann Geiger Family

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