Activities of United States 94th Aero Squadron on in France during World War I. Major General Hunter Liggett and U.S. officers discuss a map. General Liggett leaves and French officers join the U.S. officers looking at the map and shake hands. U.S. Officers stand with
Professor Henry Seidel Canby from Yale University. Large group of U.S. airmen gathered around a German aircraft that was shot down on October 2, 1918, by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker and Lieutenant Reed Chambers. Some of them sit while others stand around the plane. United States 101st Infantrymen lined up as a band plays. General Edwards and other officers salute. General presents Squadron members with Distinguished Service Crosses. He pins medals onto their uniforms. Eddie Rickenbacker with aircraft in the background. Officers pose with a plane in the background. An officer smokes a cigarette as he stands against the nose of an aircraft.
United States Army Air Service (USAAS) 94th Fighter Squadron in France during World War I. 2nd Lieutenant E. K. Delaney climbs into the cockpit of a USAAS De Havilland Airco DH-4 bomber. An officer and a ground crewman are standing near the nose of the aircraft. 2nd Lieutenant Allan F. Winslow seated in the cockpit of USAAS Nieuport 28 C-1 . A ground crewman turns the propeller of an Airco DH-4. Another crewman holds the first crewman's arm. The DH-4 bomber taxis away. The parked Nieuport 28 C-1 with its engine running. Lieutenant Douglas Campbell of the 94th fighter Squadron seated in the cockpit of the Nieuport 28 C-1. Two parked Nieuport 28 C-1s start to taxi. Third Nieuport 28 C-1 parked in the foreground. A Nieuport 28 C-1 taxis away. Bi-wing of a parked aircraft in the foreground. Ground crewmen starting the engine of a Nieuport 28 C-1. Ground crewmen hold onto the wings as the wheel chocks are removed and the aircraft turns. The aircraft takes off. Two ground crewmen standing beside a parked bi-winged aircraft in the foreground. American fighter ace Lieutenant Eddie Rickenbacker seated in the cockpit of a SPAD S. XIII fighter aircraft. 94th Aero Squadron "Hat in Ring" insignia on the side of the aircraft. Lieutenant Rickenbacker seated in the cockpit of a SPAD S. XIII near Rembercourt, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France on 18th October, 1918. A Nieuport 28 C-1 takes off.
Activities of United States 94th Aero Squadron in France during World War I. United states101st Infantry soldiers play drums and march at Airbase in Rembercourt, France, during World War I. U.S. General Hunter Ligget reviews the parade. Soldiers lined up as the General reviews them, accompanied by high ranking French officers. A French General presents the Croix de guerre medal to three fliers of 94th Aero Squadron, including Captain Eddie Rickenbacker. General and other officers salute as soldiers march past them. U.S. Major General Hunter Liggett, and another U.S. Major General converse. Soldiers, including contingents of French troops continue to march in review. Aircraft and a hangar visible in the background. Major General Hunter Liggett and another U.S. Major General, pose with French officer counterparts.
Aviation activities of American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War 1. Breguet Br14 taxiing across field. Spad airplane taking off. Salmson 2A2 taxiing. Trimotor triple-tailed Caproni bomber taxiing. Salmson 2A2 taking off. United States Air Service fliers, of the !st Pursuit Group, including those of the 27th Aero Squadron, pose at Rembercourt Aerodrome. As the camera pans across them from left to right, some of their aircraft are also seen behind them, including SPAD XIII #7 , and at the very end, SPAD XIII #13, the aircraft of the 27th Aero Squadron Commander, Captain Alfred A. Grant (distinguished by its checkered cowl ring). Front view of Salmson 2A2 aircraft. French officers pose in front of two-seat Spad XVI aircraft.
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)