An American Hospital Train in Souilly, France during World War I. The hospital train arrives at an evacuation hospital in Souilly. Tents set up at the evacuation hospital. Wounded soldiers of U.S. 364th Infantry on litters being unloaded from the train. The soldiers on the litters are carried into a tent.
Activities of United States 94th Aero Squadron in France during World War I. Officers of the 94th Aero Squadron lined up on a field in France, for an award ceremony. Chief of U.S. Air Service, Major General Mason Patrick, accompanied by Brigadier General William Mitchell (Billy Mitchell), presents Distinguished Service Crosses to aviators of the U.S. 94th Aero Squadron, including Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, who receives the DSC with 4 oak leaf clusters. Recipients pose with their Distinguished Service Crosses. Captains Rickenbacker and Jimmy Meissner pose together. SPAD aircraft and a hangar in the background. Rickenbacker poses next to his SPAD XIII that displays German bullet holes patched with Iron cross markings on its tail.
German prisoners, captured in battle of Verdun, are marched through the town of Souilly (20km from Verdun), France during World War I. French cavalry ride between groups of German prisoners as they march them along the street. Armed French infantrymen stand guard along the sides of the street. Altogether, 6,000 German prisoners march on their way to a prison camp.
German troops captured in the battle of Verdun, during World War One, are held temporarily at prison camp in Souilly (Meuse), France. French soldiers stand guard with the prisoners. Conditions are rainy and muddy. German prisoners line up to receive canvas tents for their immediate shelter. For their first meal they receive bread and canned food. Group of captured German officers pose. The German prisoners are loaded into army trucks for transport to more permanent prison camps, in the rear. (Slate says "They will return to the peace camps in France" or words to that effect.)
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)