A former pilot for Nazi Germany's air force writes in a forthcoming book that he believes he shot down the author of "The Little Prince," Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
The aviation pioneer's Lockheed Lightning P-38 disappeared July 31, 1944. In the book, former Luftwaffe pilot Horst Rippert says he believes that he shot down the plane although he is not completely sure.
Le Figaro magazine published extracts of the book, "Saint-Exupery, the ultimate secret," over the weekend.
Saint-Exupery remains one of France's most admired figures.