Some of the first American flying squadrons in World War I. The 1st and 103rd Aero Squadrons and their members
France Date:1918 Duration:1 min 13 sec Sound:Yes
During World War 1, in 1918, American Expeditionary Force's 1st Aero Squadron members, including a mascot dog, pose on airfield. Airplanes in the background. Crewman pastes paper iron cross over enemy bullet hole in tail of airplane. Colonel Billy Mitchell decorating a flyer. General Benjamin Foulois in cockpit of a DH-4. United States officers shake hands with Colonel Thomas D. Milling. Colonel Frank Laub talks with a French officer. Members of the Lafayette Escadrille converted to the American 103rd Aero Squadron. July 1918 - Major William Thaw, steps forward and salutes, followed by Lieutenant Gordon D. Larner, Lieutenant Charles I. Merrick, and Lieutenant Edgar G. Tobin. Ace Captain Field Kindley, stands by a Sopwith Camel, supporting a small dog perched on its propeller. Ace Major Raoul Lufbery, smoking a cigarette, poses in front of a Nieuport 28c.1. Ace Captain Elliot Springs, also smoking a cigarette, poses in front of another airplane. Ace of Aces, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, poses by SPAD S.XIII, number 5 ( its number not seen in this image) with "Hat in Ring" insignia painted on fuselage. (WWI,WW1, World War One, First World War)
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