SPA124 Lafayette Escadrille

American Volunteer Airmen in World War 1

SPA124 Lafayette Escadrille cover

SPA124 Lafayette Escadrille

American Volunteer Airmen in World War 1

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This book tells the story of one of World War I's most famous squadrons, Spa. 124 - the only French squadron made up entirely of American volunteers (save for the commander and executive officer.) Organised in April 1916, the group was successively dubbed the Escadrille Americaine, Escadrille des Volontaires and finally the Escadrille Lafayette. Its achievements were modest, but it included several colourful characters who captured the public imagination and played a major role in gaining American sympathy for the Allied cause. When the United States finally entered the war, many Lafayette veterans helped prepare US Army Air Service and Navy pilots for combat, although a few chose to stay on with the French.

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Published 25 Jul 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 128
ISBN 9781841767529
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 124 b/w; 14 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aviation Elite Units
Short code AEU 17
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Jon Guttman

Jon Guttman, a resident of Leesburg, Virginia, is…

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Harry Dempsey

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