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 ...

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Spa124 Lafayette Escadrille: American Volunteer Airmen in World War 1
2004, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781841767529

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