The Layfayette Escadrille of the French Army is transferred to the U.S. Army 103rd Aero Squadron in World War I.
Coucy France Date:1918, February 18 Duration:50 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Slate reads: "Coucy, France. The American Aero Corps, which has seen active service with the Allied Armies, is now ready to fly for Uncle Sam." Aircraft are seen on a grass flight line. Closeup of one airplane fuselage shows Indian Head dress Squadron Insignia of the French Army, Lafayette Escadrille, that continued to be displayed on aircraft of the American 103rd Aero Pursuit Squadron. French flier, Gervais Raoul Lufbery, sits on the ground leaning against the airplane. Another French flier sits nearby, accompanied by a German Shepherd dog. American flier,, William Thaw, stands against the propeller of the airplane. A group of American and French fliers display a large American flag, in recognition of the the 103rd Aero Pursuit Squadron commencing operations in France, as a U.S. entity.
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