SPA124 Lafayette Escadrille. American Volunteer Airmen in World War I.
(Oxford: Osprey, 2004),
First Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 128pp. Osprey , Item #16891
Aviation Elite Units No. 17. Organized in April, 1916, and comprised of American volunteers under a French commander and executive officer, the Escadrille Lafayette became one of the most famous Allied fighter squadrons of World War I. Its material achievements were modest but the colorful pilots captured the public's imagination and contributed to gaining American sympathy for the Allied cause. With many firsthand accounts from the pilots themselves. Illustrated with more than 120 black and white photographs and 47 color drawings of planes with commentary. Appendices include Escadrille N124 Personnel, April 1916-February 1918, List of Aces, and N124/SPA124 Lafayette Serials. With Index. As new.