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General de L'Espee and Major Robert J Bates meet at Army Air Service production center at Romorantin, France.

U.S. Army Air Service production center number 2, at Romorantin, France during World War I. A tractor pulls a DH-4 plane along a road to a group of hangars. French and American officers of World War 1 in front of a DH-4 plane with an American flag draped over its engine. Women carry French and British flag. Edith Normant presents Captain Osborne with a bouquet of flowers on behalf of the French government. A ceremony in front of DH-4 with French and American officials. United States Army Air Service officer ties an American flag to the strut of DH-4 plane. Plane taxis, takes off and in flight over Air service production center no 2 at Romorantin, Loir-et-Cher, France. Pilot and observer get out of DH-4 plane and people walk up to congratulate them. Officer of the production board of the Air Service center number 2 stands in front of a DH-4 plane. French General de L' Espee and Major Robert J Bates Commander of Air Service Production Center stand in front of DH-4 plane. Lieutenant Colonel WC Allen and Major WH Wardwell shake hands. American officer lined up in front of a headquarters of Air Service Production Center no2. Colonel EV Summer, Junior Commander Air Service Production. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918, May
Duration: 4 min 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
AEF soldiers receiving cargo by railroad for Air Service Production center at Romorantin in France

American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) receiving cargo by French railroad destined for Air Services Producion center, number 2, at Romorantin, France. United States soldiers stand and talk to each other as French railroad flat cars carrying large crates move in the background. French shipping tag shows carton destined for "Armee Americaine" (American Army). It shows location, destination and number on the address slip. American soldiers push crates from flat cars onto trucks. Railroad crane lifts crate from a stack, moves along railroad and places the crate in a dolly. Soldiers pull the dolly carrying crates. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918, May
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Liberty engine of DH-4 airplane assembled and installed at Air service production center at Romorantin in France

U.S. Army Air Service production center, No 2, during World War I, at Romorantin, France. Captain James A Buchanan and Lieutenant JH Coleman come out 805th Aero Squadron building. Construction site with numerous wood logs on the ground. Workers at assembly shop. Men assemble Liberty engines and prepare them for testing. Engines installed in DH-4 planes and assembly of fuselage. Men work on machine gun mounts, engine assembled and cockpit of World War 1 DH-4 planes. A row of mechanics assembles DH-4 engines. Final engine test of Liberty engine in DH-4 fuselage. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918, May
Duration: 4 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Men and women assemble DH-4 aircraft at U.S. Army Air Service production center at Romorantin, France.

AEF Air Service production center number 2, at Romorantin, France, in World War 1. Men and women take DH-4 wing section in assembly area. French women assemble DH-4 wings, several boxed wing sections. Workers pull boxed DH-4 wings on a dolly, spars between upper and lower wings. Workers pull DH-4 fuselage with wheels, engine and propellers to assembly line. French women attach stabilizer and rudders to DH-4 fuselage. Women sort out plane wires. Workers attach wings to fuselage of DH-4. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918, May
Duration: 4 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Captains J. A. Meissner and Eddie Rickenbacker seated in their airborne aircraft in France, during World War I.

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)

Date: 1918, October 18
Duration: 5 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Officers of the 94th Aero Squadron standing beside different airplanes during World War I

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)

Date: 1918, April
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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