Aviation activities of American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. Men of American Expeditionary Forces load bombs under the wing of an aircraft at a bombing school in Clermont, France. A trolley carries bombs near the plane. A man turns a small propeller and attaches it to the shell of a bomb. A man works on the parts of an aircraft as he checks the bomb release mechanism. Men with bomb shells work on them. Aircraft in flight as a man looks through a pair of binoculars. Other men plot a diagram on a sheet with the help of a ruler. A man works at a desk with a sheet spread in front of him. Two men check an aerial camera. An aircraft drops a bomb and explosion occurs. A pillar of smoke rises up.
Shows Sopwith Camel airplanes prepared for flights at a field in Bergues and Clermont (France) during World War I. Crewmen attach bombs under wing of an Breguet 14 airplane. U.S. 148th Aero Squadron Sopwith Camel planes in formation above Essoudon in France.
British Airco DH-4 airplanes prepared for flights at a field in Bergues and Clermont (France) during World War 1. Crewmen attach bombs on the planes. U.S. 148th Aero Squadron planes in formation above Essoudon in France.
Breguet 14 A.2 bombers parked in a row in Clermont, France during World War I. American ground crewmen mounting 155mm bombs under the wing of a Breguet 14 A.2 bomber. U.S. soldier fuses a 155mm bomb. Airman in Breguet 14A.2 bomber winds up bomb release mechanism and looks into a sighting instrument. A bar with pegs on it turning in the wing of Breguet 14 A.2 bomber. Officer closes the hatch of the wing. Officers hold 115mm, 115 long, 115 short and 75mm shells in hand. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Gliders in flight at the International Experimental Congress of Motorless airplanes at Mount Combegrasse, near Clermont Ferrand in France. Men stand near a parked monoplane glider. A light biplane glider pilot stands in a slot in the lower wing. He holds the weight of the front of the aircraft and runs for take off. A group of people gathered around a biplane glider. A glider with wings and tail modeled after a bird and supported on three carriage wheels being pushed by men. The biplane glider being pushed over a hill by men. The glider in flight. It lands. A light biplane glider pilot in the lower wing starts to take off by running. The biplane glider takes off and in flight. A high winged monoplane glider being assisted for take off by men and the glider in flight. A light monoplane being towed by a half track vehicle. The pilot seats himself under the wing of the glider. Pilot E.T. Allen seated in an aircraft as civilians stand near by. Gliders take off from a hill top and land at the bottom of the hill. An American monoplane glider being towed by a half track vehicle. An American biplane glider takes off from the hill top. It takes off, in flight and lands at the bottom of the hill.
United States Army Air Service (USAAS) 94th Fighter Squadron in France during World War 1. Lt Eddie Rickenbacker seated in the cockpit of a 94th Squadron Nieuport 28c.1fighter #12, as a ground crewman turns a propeller and the engine starts. The squadron's "Hat in Ring" logo is painted on the fuselage. Jump to October 1918 - Captain J. A. Meissner seated in the cockpit of a SPAD S.XIIIc.1 fighter. April 1918: Lieutenant Edwin Green seated in the cockpit of a Nieuport 28c.1 which starts to taxi. Another Nieuport takes off and climbs. Forward to October 1918 - Captain J. A. Meissner seated in the cockpit turns around and points towards the ground. A mock dogfight between two WW I bi-winged aircraft. American Army aviator Captain Eddie Rickenbacker seated in the cockpit of a USAAS Dayton-Wright DH-4 bomber looks back and waves. Aircraft is in flight. Aerial views of the ground showing a coastline below. The aircraft climbing over the clouds. Captain J.A. Meissner seated in the cockpit of an airborne aircraft. Captain Rickenbacker in his SPAD S.XIII fighter #1 in flight over the clouds. (Note: This is a segment of a longer film described in Eddie Rickenbacker's 1919 book, "Fighting the Flying Circus." It was filmed by Capt.Cooper of the U.S. Army Signal Corps from October 18th - 21st, 1918, and contained reenactments of air combat, some of it with a captured German Hanover C.III observation plane.) (WWI,WW1, World War One, First World War)