PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History
The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Blaine Rawlings home town of Aberdeen, Texas, actually existed as a tiny community during World War I. Located in the state's Panhandle, it ceased to exist in 1963. The former location of Aberdeen is about 5-miles from the nearest paved road.
By the start of 1916, World War I had wreaked havoc across Europe. Over nine million people would eventually die.
Title Card: Although the airplane had only recently been invented, it was quickly adapted into a war machine.
Title Card: The young men who flew them became ...
Visible in some shots are wheel brake assemblies on some of the aircraft. In actuality no WW1 fighter aircraft featured brakes on the wheels.
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