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Lafayette Escadrille

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noun

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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