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Escadrille Américaine

[es-kuh-dril uh-mer-i-keyn; French es-ka-dree-yuh a-mey-ree-ken]
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  1. See under Lafayette Escadrille.
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Lafayette Escadrille

noun
  1. a contingent of American aviators who in 1916 served as volunteers (Escadrille Américaine) in the French air force and in 1918 became the 103rd Pursuit Squadron of the U.S. Army.
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Origin of Lafayette Escadrille

< French Escadrille Lafayette literally, Lafayette wing, officially Escadrille No. 124 of the French Army's Service aéronautique
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