Escadrille Américaine

Escadrille Américaine

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

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.

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

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