Generals Patrick and Mitchell present Distinguished Service Crosses to fliers of 94th Aero Squadron in World War I.
Souilly France Date:1918, October 19 Duration:2 min 55 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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.
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