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USAS History
Summary 1917-1918
Lafayette Escadrille
1st Observation
1st, 12th, 50th, 88th
1st Pursuit Group
27th, 94th, 95th, 147th
1st Bombardment
96th, 11th, 20th
2nd Pursuit Group
13th, 22nd, 49th, 139th
3rd Pursuit Group
28th, 93rd, 103rd, 213th
4th Pursuit Group
17th, 148th, 25th, 141st
5th Pursuit Group
41st, 138th, 638th
3rd Air Park
. List of Aces

United States Naval Aviation

US Naval Aviation

United States Marine Corps Aviation

US Marine Aviation


World War I fighter planes, bombers and observation planes Nieuport 28 Spad VII Spad XIII Fokker Dr.1 Albatros D.Va Fokker D.VII
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June 23/24, 2018 - Meaux, France: Airshow commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. Includes a tribute to The Lafayette Escadrille and celebrates the arrival of the American Expeditionary Forces.

Sunday, 11/12/17 @ 3:00-4:00 p.m. - "The Transformational Consequences of the Great War, 1914-33" Smyrna Library. 2017 is the centennial anniversary of America's entrance into "The Great War." Dr. William Marchione examines the consequences of World War I. Its transformative effects include the human and material damage, the Russian Revolution, the collapse of imperial dynasties, American isolationism, and the onset of the Great Depression.

Saturday – October 28th 2017 meeting - Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the League of World War I Aviation Historians at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Hangar Floor Level, Classroom 2a and2b - open to all.

June 25, 2017 - Issoudun, France - Representatives of the U.S. Air Force and the local French community honor the 3rd AIC Issoudun, the USAS's largest training base and the largest base in the world in WWI. Issoudun Ceremony Details (.pdf). Sponsorship programs, Issoudun base history, etc. (.pdf).

June 3/4, 2017 - The fantastic Amicale Jean Baptiste Salis Airshow at the Champ d’Aviation de Cerny, south of Paris. I attended several years ago, and saw a number of beautiful World War I and World War II aircraft flying. Amicale Jean Baptiste Salis Airshow

Oct. 1-2, 2016 - WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio

April 20, 2016 - 100th Anniversary of the Lafayette Escadrille’s founding, at the Lafayette Escadrille Monument outside of Paris, France. The USAF’s combat legacy started 100 years ago with the Lafayette Escadrille, founded 4/16/1916. France remembers. Sadly, the USAF has forgotten its own history and legacy, and buried its history into that of the 94th Fighter Squadron (F-22s at Langley).

Nov. 11, 2013 - MARNES-LA-COQUETTE, France - Representatives of the U.S. Air Force and the local French community honor the Lafayette Escadrille.

May 27, 2013 - Memorial Day Ceremonies - Smyrna, Georgia - visit www.usaww1.com/Memorial-Day-Ceremonies/.

September 25 & 26, 2010 - WWI Biplanes and Zeppelins - Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach, Va 23457. If you missed the First World War, then this is the time to return and experience only the best parts of it. Join us at the historic style buildings of the Military Aviation Museum, located at the Virginia Beach Aerodrome, for the inaugural countdown to the Centennial Anniversary of the War of the Nations. Go with us on a journey to the dawn of aerial combat and discover where the term dogfight originated The Museum owns and displays dozens of aircraft from the First and Second World Wars, which are all in meticulous flying condition. Even more aircraft will also be on display from other museums and personal collections from around the country. The sky will be crowed with airplanes as rarely seen before. For tickets and other information visit www.MilitaryAviationMuseum.com.

July 4, 2010 - Quentin Roosevelt Event in Chateau-Thierry 2010.

June 15, 2010 - Narayan Sengupta's book "American Eagles" on the United States Air Service, US Naval Aviation and US Marine Aviation is now available in paperback: 400 pages, 220 photos, a first ever full list of all USAS, USN and USM squadrons, their aircraft and their bases, new maps and new sources. See American Eagles.

Spring, 2010 - The Lafayette Escadrille Memorial by Col. Rob Dooley

January 4, 2010 - AEF site is now live. See American Expeditionary Force

October 6-7, 2009 - Remicourt, France. Organized by American historian Jerry Hester to celebrate 50th Aero Squadron's Medal of Honor recipients Harold E. Goettler and Erwin E. Bleckley.

June 28, 2009 - 3rd AIC Issoudun at Issoudun, France.

July 14, 2008 - 90th Anniversary of the USAS in Saints, Touquin and Mauperthuis France.

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