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The First Air Depot (France, 1918)

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(This film is silent)
National Archives Identifier: 24981
Local Identifier: 111-H-1480

From: Series: Historical Films, ca. 1914 - ca. 1936
Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer

Other Title: Historical Film, No. 1480

Scope and Content: On activities at Colombey-les-Belles. Reel 1, Spad and Sopwith airplanes are warmed up. A Spad is wheeled into a hangar. Gen. Foulois inspects DH-4 planes lined up for a takeoff. Breguet bombers and DH-4 planes take off. A pilot climbs from an overturned Salmson plane. Shows 96th Aero Squadron officers. Bombs are unloaded from planes and defused. Reel 2, planes take off in the early morning. Motors are repaired and tested. 94th Aero Squadron members engage in foot races.

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