Bob Hudson Posted July 19, 2020 Share #26 Posted July 19, 2020 1 hour ago, rooster77 said: Is'nt it possible his records were destroyed in the fire ? Is'nt that a picture of him above in a uniform on the deck of a ship ? From the photo it looks like he was a pilot and may well have served in France, but if he was a pilot in the Lafayette Escadrille and/or was a six-kill ace it's almost certain his service would gave been documented by WWI aviation researchers. I believe the Lafayette Escadrille rosters online did not rely on individual servce records, fire or not. The only documentation is some newspaper stories that likely relied in large part on publicity flyers and press releases. His was a big time champion roller skater which was more entertainment than than sport - It would not be uncommon back then to embellish certain things for the sake of the boxoffice. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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