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Mascot on unidentified US WW1 aircraft

Started by Vincennes , Aug 27 2011 12:09 PM

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#1 Vincennes

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:09 PM

Here is a fun photo I acquired today at the flea market. The biplane appears to be a 2 seater with gun mounts in the back cockpit, but I do not know enough about WW1 aircraft to identify it. Is the US flag a squadrom insignia? If so, what squadron?

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#2 Third Herd

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:47 PM

The flag was used by the 1st Aero Squadron.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:58 PM

Knowing that the squadron was the 1st. Aero allowed me to search the www and determine that the aircraft is a Salmson A2A and the picture was taken in France during WW1 (thanks, Third Herd).

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:27 PM

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 05:07 AM

I wonder if the Pup was awarded thr Purple Heart ? ( ;) )

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:05 PM

I wonder if the Pup was awarded thr Purple Heart ? ( ;) )



Well maybe a wound chevron, interesting photo either way. Paul

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:21 PM

Well maybe a wound chevron, interesting photo either way. Paul

:lol: Thanks for the correction!! :thumbsup:


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