General de L'Espee and Major Robert J Bates meet at Army Air Service production center at Romorantin, France.
Romorantin France Date:1918, May Duration:4 min 42 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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)
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