Eddie Rickenbacker and Jimmy Meissner in a staged fight against a captured German plane in France during World War I.
France Date:1918 Duration:4 min 40 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Activities of United States 94th Aero Squadron in France during World War I. The film-making in this clip is as described in chapter 33 of the book, "Fighting the Flying Circus" by W. David Lewis. Eddie Rickenbacker in the cockpit of a DH-4 aircraft (posing as a Spad) in flight during World War I. He is in a mock duel against a captured German Hannover aircraft. Several aircraft manuevering in the sky. Smoke from tracers (incendiary bullets). Various allied aircraft pass close by. View of James "Jimmy" Armand Meissner from the 94th Aero Squadron in front seat of DH-4. Aerial view of the ground. Clouds all around. Rickenbacker's Spad aircraft with number "1" painted on side seen in fight around 3 minute mark on clip.
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