Lafayette Escadrille

Gregory Flood - 1/6/2022

An interesting bit of WWI history in this article by Tim Dyhouse in the April 2016 issue of the VFW Magazine (http://digitaledition.qwinc.com/publication/?m=3914&i=291838&p=34&ver=html5)

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