S.E.5a F8005, 25th Aero Squadron, USAS, Toul, France, December 1918. Although sometimes described as 2/Lt. Rorison's machine, Reed B. Landis has identified it as his airplane and pointed out that the number 13, obscured by the bottom wing, was the total of the serial number. The planes bears the silk stockings described by Landis and a streamer hangs from the rudder. The basis for the diamond marking on the rudder is unknown.
Raymond Collishaw's Sopwith Triplane "Black Maria" in action over the Western Front. (Painting by the late Alfred Owles.)
DH4's flying in formation over the 7th Aviation Instruction Center.
In a scene likely typical of many an early morning in 1918 France, groundcrew of the 95th Aero Squadron, USAS, ready the squadron's Nieuport 28s for the next patrol over the front. Artist James Dietz wishes to acknowledge his colleagues, Howard Fisher and Alan Toelle, for their contributions of research data on the 95th's colors and markings. (Painting by James Dietz.)