Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lufbery Now in U.S. Army -- February 18, 2018

Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, 18-February-1918
100 years ago today, on 18-February-1918, the French Escadrille Lafayette, a squadron of American fliers, disbanded and its members transferred to the US Air Service's 103rd Aero Squadron (Pursuit).

Raoul Lufbery was born in France, but his father was American.  He had 16 confirmed victories while flying for the French and one more for the Americans.  He died in battle on 19-May-1918.  

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