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#4446470 - 11/01/18 01:35 PM Great War Trivia  
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More French aviators died in action in 1918, than in 1914, 1915, 1916, and 1917 combined!


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#4446715 - 11/02/18 11:43 PM Re: Great War Trivia [Re: Nowi]  
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James Norman Hall wrote numerous books including 'Mutiny on the Bounty' with Charles Nordhoff. He served in WWI in various capacities and was in the Lafayette Escadrille.

#4446720 - 11/03/18 12:09 AM Re: Great War Trivia [Re: Nowi]  
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On 7 August 1914, French pilot Corporel Joseph "Sadi" Lecointe of Esc. BL10 took off from Belfort aerodrome with his observer Capitaine Langlois to do a reconnaissance of areas to the northeast. They came under fire from ground units and upon returning to camp discovered that the Capitaine had been wounded in the thigh, thus making him the first casualty of the war in the air.

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#4446730 - 11/03/18 02:22 AM Re: Great War Trivia [Re: Nowi]  
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William Wellman, who directed the classic WINGS, actually flew with N87 and had three kills and five probables.


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#4446732 - 11/03/18 02:46 AM Re: Great War Trivia [Re: Nowi]  
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Paul Tarascon, who flew the “Zigomar” Nieuports that I fly, and which pop up as a WOFF screen, had a wooden foot. He also trained Charles Nungesser.


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This is fun! Yes... Roland Garros evidently liked tennis!


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