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Some of the French medals awarded to Edwin C. Parsons while flying with the Lafayette Escadrille. Photo by Scott Slaten

Some of the French medals awarded to Edwin C. Parsons while flying with the Lafayette Escadrille. Photo by Scott Slaten

ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE RNAS 1914-1918 (Q 68078)   Sopwith 11/2 Strutter N5116 after arrival at Luxeuil. This aircraft served with No. 4 Flight, then No. 2 Squadron of No. 3 Wing before being transferred to the French.

Q Sopwith Strutter after arrival at Luxeuil. This aircraft served with No. 4 Flight then No. 2 Squadron of No. 3 Wing before being transferred to the French

Future Lafayette Escadrille members are Victor Chapman, center back row; Edmond Genet, seated center; William Dugan, Genet’s left; Eugene Bullard, Chapman’s left. Bullard was the first African-American pilot.

Future Lafayette Escadrille members are Victor Chapman, center back row; William Dugan, Genet’s left; Eugene Bullard, Chapman’s left. Bullard was the first African-American pilot.

Some of the French medals awarded to Edwin C. Parsons while flying with the Lafayette Escadrille. Photo by Scott Slaten

Some of the French medals awarded to Edwin C. Parsons while flying with the Lafayette Escadrille. Photo by Scott Slaten

The Battle of Saint-Mihiel was a World War I battle fought between September 12–15, 1918, involving the American Expeditionary Force and 48,000 French troops under the command of U.S. general John J. Pershing against German positions. The United States Army Air Service (which later became the United States Air Force) played a significant role in this action. This battle marked the first use of the terms 'D-Day' and 'H-Hour' by the Americans.

Nonsard-Lamarche is a small village in the Meuse department. During WWI it was part of the western front. In September 1918 American troops passed through Nonsard-Lamarche and the photo below was taken.

An often seen picture. A long dead (?) French artilleryman lies beside his field gun somewhere near Saint Mihiel 1918.  The Battle of Saint-Mihiel was a World War I battle fought between September 12 - 15, 1918, involving the American Expeditionary Force and 48,000 French troops under the command of U.S. General John J. Pershing.  The United States Army Air Service (which later became the United States Air Force) played a significant role in this action.

"Artillery Defence Condition Near St Mihiel" "Artillerie Défense…

An english military aviator are dropping a bomb, during the flight, on french front during First War World, c. 1916

An english military aviator are dropping a bomb, during the flight, on french front during First War World, c. 1916

Gervais Raoul Lufbery March 14, 1885 – May 19, 1918 was a French-American fighter pilot and flying ace in World War I. Because he served in both the French Air Force, and later the United States Army Air Service in World War I, he is sometimes listed alternately as a French ace or as an American ace. Officially, all but one of his 17 combat victories came while flying in French units.

French-born American Major Raoul Lufbery, standing by his Spad S.VII of 'Escadrille de Lafayette'. He was shot down over French lines May Captain Eddie Rickenbacker said of him: "Everything I learned, I learned from Lufbery.

The SPAD S.VII, nicknamed "Vieux Charles", of Captain Georges Guynemer, The top fighter ace for France during World War I, and a French national hero at the time of his death.

VII, nicknamed "Vieux Charles", of Captain Georges Guynemer, The top fighter ace for France during World War I, and a French national hero at the time of his death.

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