World War 1 mechanics of the U.S. Army Air Service 99th Aero Squadron sitting and standing beside parked Salmson 2 A.2 aircraft in Dogneville, France. Lt. G C Khale wears his flying helmet. Lt. G C Khale and Lt. F A Hill climb into cockpit of Salmson 2 A.2 aircraft. Lt. Hill puts ammunition canister on twin machine gun in rear cockpit. Ground crewman hands an aerial camera to Lt. F A Hill. Salmson 2 A.2 aircraft taxiing and taking off.
U.S. Air Service Lt. M C Markham and Lt. L S Powell view the paper iron crosses pasted over bullet holes of Salmson 2 A.2 aircraft.Ground crewmen push a damaged Salmson 2 A.2 aircraft at Dogneville in France. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Aviation activities of American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. United States 99th Squadron pilot prepares to take off as he puts on his flight gear. His aircraft bears a buffalo insignia on its fuselage. Aircraft takes off from a field in France. Two pilots in their flight gear as they stand near an aircraft. Men push a plane along the field before it takes off.
Aviation activities of American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War 1. Salmson 2A2 aircraft are parked in a field with men seated on the ground in the shade of their wings. A pilot, standing next to a Salmson 2A2, puts on his flight gear while smoking a cigarette. He climbs aboard the airplane which has the red and blue buffalo insignia of the 99th Aero Squadron painted on its fuselage. The photographer- gunner in rear cockpit loads canisters of ammunition on his Darne-built Lewis twin machine guns and checks the movement of the gun's scarff ring mounting. He receives an aerial camera from a ground crewman. Two airmen work on a Vickers machine gun installed beside the nose of the aircraft (synchronized to fire through the propeller). Scene shifts to an aircraft taking off. Camera shifts back to the aircraft getting ready, where a ground crewman pulls the propeller through to clear any hydraulic lock and the pilot starts the engine. The aircraft taxis and takes off.
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)
United States Army Air Service (USAAS) 94th Aero Squadron in Toul, France during World War I. April 1918 - Commanding Officer 94th Aero Pursuit Squadron Major John W.F.M. Huffer and French-American pilot Major Raoul Lufbery talk with AEF weekly newspaper "Stars and Stripes" editor Major S. P Adams. Captain David M. Peterson stands beside a Nieuport 28c.1 fighter aircraft,with its "Hat in Ring" insignia on the side. 1Lt. Alan F. Winslow stands beside Lt Rickenbacker's Nieuport #12 and starts walking. Jump to November, 1918 - the remaining officers of the 94th Aero Squadron reunite, including Captain James A. Meissner (C.O.147th Aero), 1st Lt Joseph Eastman, Captains Eddie Rickenbacker (now C.O. 94th Aero) and Reed Chambers, and 1st Lt Thorne Taylor (all 94th) standing beside Rickenbacker's SPAD S.XIII #1 parked in front of a hangar at Foucaucourt Aerodrome, France, November 1918. (WWI,WW1, World War One, First World War)