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.
Die Inhaltsangabe kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.
Looking at elite fighter and bomber units in action, these books draw on profile artworks, black and white photographs, fully detailed appendices and breathtaking first hand accounts.About the Author:
A resident of Leesburg, Virginia, Jon Guttman is senior editor, research director and contributing writer for Primedia Enthusiast Publications. Specialising in World War 1 aviation, he has written eight books so far, including Aircraft of the Aces 39: 'SPAD VII Aces of World War 1' and Aircraft of the Aces 47: 'SPAD XII/XIII Aces of World War 1.'
„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.