1 Nov 1918
TO: C.O. 27th Squadron, A.S.
SUBJECT: Crash near Montfaucon of Plane #4.
1. Started on "A" Flight patrol at 15:00 H. Motor ran well until about 16:00 H when turning at 2100 revs it suddenly grabbed and prop stopped instantly. I was flying at 500 meters and had no choice of landing place. Landed in shell holes, etc. Machine is a total washout. I brought back the clock and altimeter.
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of World War I'
Captain Robert Soubiran, Commanding,
Captains Robert L. Rockwell, Edgar C. Tobin, and DeFreest G. Larner,
First Lieutenants Frank O’D Hunter, Percy R. Pyne,
George W. Furlow, Theodore M. Hubbard, Dudley H. Manchester, Livingston
G. Irving, Charles G. Monroe, Warren E. Eaton, Lawrence E. Cuaffman,
John C. Kirtland, Joseph Waddell, Hugo A. Kenyon, William T. Ponder, Martin F. McQuilken, Herbert B, Batholf, Henry V. Bell, Dan L. Perkins, Rufus K. Goodenow, John P. Healy,
Second Lieutenants Clarence H. Faith, William C. Appleton, Loran B. Cockrell, Edward M. Gam-ian and Captain Carroll D. Evans, Medical Corps.
Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker, commanding.
Majors Reed S. Chambers, Maxwell Kirby, Cedric Fauntleroy.
Captains James A. Meissner, Thorne C. Taylor, H. Weir Cook, Samuel Kaye, Jr., William W. Palmer, J. Bayard H. Smith,
First Lieutenants Alden B. Sherry, John M. Jeffers, Chester A. Snow, Jr., Charles A. Rankin, Wiley S. Sparks, Robert Z Cates, Kendall F. Hopkins, Charles T. Crocker, Ben C. Jones, William W. Fowler, Duncan R. McKenzie, Joseph H. Eastman, Arthur L. Cunningham, Robert Donaldson, Leo J. Dawson, J. Loy Maloney, James L. Davitt,
Second Lieutenants Dudley M. Outcalt, Raymond W. Evitt, John DeWitt, Karl F. Jackson and Alfred Markham,
with 1st Lieutenant Paul Walters, Medical Corps, and Second Lieutenants Frank Schroeder and Thomas E. Pope, Ordnance Department, attached.
1st Lieutenant Francis M. Simonds, Commanding
First Lieutenants Charles A. Bain, William E. Barnes, Arthur H. Becker, George J. Drew, James A. Butler Jr., Thomas Carroll, Charles E. Cox, Hayward Cutting, Courtney L. Dickerson, Herbert L. Evans, Earl E. Garbutt, James A. Healy, Arthur H. Jones, James C. McAvey, Oscar P. Myers, Walter A. Muther, Collier C. Olive, Ralph A. O’,Neill, Edward P. Peake, Stuart M. Purcell, Joseph C. Raible, Jr., Louis C. Simon, Jr., Phillip H. Stones,
Second Lieutenants Thomas J. Abernathy, Reginald Bowles, Moses Brody, Norbert D. Gorman, Theodore W. Hinger, Charles P. Porter, Kenneth L. Porter, Josiah P. Rowe, Jr., Richard R. Stout, George G. Willard, and 2nd Lieutenant John H. Harvey, Ordnance Department and 146 enlisted men.
26 Nov 1918
Captain Alfred A. Grant, commanding,
Captain Russell G. Pruden,
First Lieutenants Edward W. Rucker, Kenneth S. Clapp, E. A. Hewitt, H. L. Harkins, A. V. Lyman, H. W. Nicholson,, W. F. Stewart, H. A. Joern, J. M. Gwinn, T. F. Lennon, R. Rowland, S. H. Colton, Corliss C. Moseley, Byron P. Bilderback, J. P. Dupey and
Second Lieutenants Hollis A. Cross, E. L. McCubbin, F. W. Bailey with 2nd Lieutenant R.H. Bosshard, Ordnance Department, attached and 197 enlisted men.
Major Harold E. Hartney, 1st Pursuit Group
Captain Harold R. Buckley, 95th Squadron
1st Lt. Edward P. Curtis, 95th Squadron
1st Lt. Lansing C. Holden, 95th Squadron
1st Lt. Cleveland W. McDermott, 147th Squadron
1st Lt. Oscar B. Meyers, 147th Squadron
1st Lt. Ralph O’Neill, 147th Squadron (Oak Leaf)
2nd Lt. Kenneth L. Porter, 147th Squadron
2nd Lt. Charles P. Porter, 147th Squadron
2nd Lt. William E. Brotherton, 147th Squadron, (posthumously)
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The Aerial Adventures of
1st Lt. Waldo Heinrichs and
the 95th Aero Squadron'
27th - Second Lieutenant Frank Luke, Jr., awarded Distinguished Service Cross posthumously for action at St. Mihiel, September 12th to 15th.
Another of the Osprey Aircraft of the Aces series. The book briefly summarizes the flying career of the American and French fliers who achieved ace status in the later Spads. Also includes descriptions and colorful profile plates of the airplanes.
Built in response to the combat inadequacies of the SPAD VII, the SPAD XIII featured the Hispano-Suiza 8B engine of 200 hp, which greatly boosted the French scout's performance. Dubbed the 'geared SPAD' due to the arrangement of its powerplant, the XIII bore a striking resemblance to the VII, but was larger overall. The first examples entered service with the French Aviation Militaire in late 1917, and by 1 April of the following year, 372 had been delivered. Despite being handicapped by engine unreliability, the XIII enjoyed great success on the Western Front, being flown by numerous French, American, Italian and Belgian aces, including Eddie Rickenbacker, leading US ace of World War 1. Over 7500 SPAD XIIIs were built. The SPAD XII was a limited production (300) fighter which embodied numerous improvements over the SPAD VII, including the spur-reduction gear Hispano-Suiza engine. Entering service in July 1917, the aircraft boasted a single-shot 37 mm Puteaux cannon, which had to be hand-reloaded in flight! Tricky to fly, the XII was only issued to experienced pilots, and was flown briefly by a number of aces.
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