Knights Without Parachutes — lafayette escadrille
The Worst Way to Die: To Fall, or to Burn?
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Eventful Days for the 94th Aero Squadron
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Now Entering the Final Year of the First Air War
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Exotic Animals and WWI Aviation
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Stephen Thompson and Ted Parsons, the First Aero, and the Lafayette Escadrille
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Stephen Thompson was associated with a lot of American firsts. He flew as an observer in the First Aero Squadron, which was not only named "First" but really was first. The First Aero Squadron got its name by being the first squadron of aviators operating in the US Army, flying the first American aviation mission launched from American soil over a foreign country (i.e. Mexico, which is about 4 miles away from Columbus, New Mexico, where they launched from) to keep an eye on Pancho Villa for Pershing. Remember, Pancho Villa's attack on New Mexico was in its way worse than the Pearl...