James Rogers McConnell Collection [Truitt]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0232
Creators:
McConnell, James Rogers, 1887-1917
Dates:
1890-1928
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 cubic feet
(1 scrapbook)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This photograph album was compiled and donated by James M. Truitt. It contains photos of James McConnel from childhood through college, and during his service life in France. There are pictures of his grave, the locatation of where he was killed, the crypt in the Lafayette Memorial, and also the memorial in Carthage, N.C. Also included are photographs of other members of the Lafayette Escadrille including Kiffin Rockwell, Victor Chapman and Raoul Lufbery. This album includes photographs of Nieuports, as well as photographs of ambulance drivers.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
James Rogers McConnell was a member of the Lafayette Escadrille. McConnell arrived in France druing 1915 and joined the Foreign Legion as an ambulance driver. He later learned to fly and joined the Lafayette Escadrille, until he was shot down and killed on March 19, 1917. He was the author of a book 'Flying for France'.

General
General
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Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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McConnell, James Rogers, 1887-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockwell, Kiffin Yates Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chapman, Victor Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lufbery, Raoul Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
France. Armée. Escadrille Lafayette Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
France. Armée. Légion étrangère Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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