WW1 Lafayette Flying Corps Uniform/Document Group
Posted 24 January 2010 - 09:09 AM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 09:27 AM
I am very happy you have posted this extensive group. I am looking forward to seeing more of the items and if possible how you decided to display the items.
P.S. Thanks for the close-up photos! I love the bullion on the uniform!!
Edited by John Cooper, 24 January 2010 - 09:30 AM.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:52 AM
Thanks for sharing, and I hope to see more. Very inspirational from a collector's POV.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:08 AM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:54 AM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:49 PM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:50 PM
Very nice grouping. Was that Eddie Richenbackers signature. I have his signature on a one dollar bill from WWII. But mine is nothing close to yours two thumbs up.
Indeed it is!
Posted 24 January 2010 - 01:49 PM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:06 PM
Unpublished photo of Walter
Rheno by his Neuport - Note his personal insignia of the American Shield
This was his first ship, a Neuport
Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:10 PM
His new SPAD
Pilots and men of his Escadrille - Rheno can be seen kneeling in the first row
in each photo
Edited by Belleauwood, 24 January 2010 - 02:11 PM.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:16 PM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:21 PM
Letter of Dr. Gros congratulating Rheno
Official confirmation of 2nd kill
Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:14 PM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:22 PM
Anyway, as a museum (temporarily laid off) professional, the word STEWARD comes to mind and I congratulate you on your role as steward of this collection.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:59 PM
This photo was taken at Oak Bluffs, MA when Walter was repatriated and buried in Vineyard Haven.
The photo on the casket is the one at the beginning of this post. Notice the '03's and the web belt leaning against the casket.
What a tribute !
Posted 24 January 2010 - 05:13 PM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 05:56 PM
Posted 26 January 2010 - 06:24 AM
I have tried contacting you via the forum messenger, but it seems your mail box is full. Could you please contact me? Thanks. Therry
Edited by boisbelleau, 26 January 2010 - 06:35 AM.
Posted 26 January 2010 - 10:48 AM
I'm beyond words right now. Utterly speechless....
I have enough composure to say "Thanks" for posting this truly historic grouping. It goes without saying that I'll be looking forward to hopefully more images soon...
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