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Robert Soubiran was an American aviator during World War I. Soubiran was one of the first Americans to arrive in France in 1914, enlisting with the Foreign Legion, and one of the last to leave in 1919 after flying with the Lafayette Escadrille. He later attained the rank of Major in the U.S. Air Force.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0230

Creator

Soubiran, Robert

Date

1914-1927

Provenance

No donor information, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0230, unknown

Extent

0.2 Cubic feet ((1 box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Clippings

Photographs

Scope and Contents

This photo collection is comprised of copyrighted photographs of the campaigns of the Foreign Legion and the Franco-American Squadron, known as the Lafayette Escadrille, during World War I. This collection also contains aerial views of Washington, DC, and photographs of 1920s aircraft. Besides photographs, the collection includes biographical material on Soubiran as well as newspaper articles, correspondence, life insurance policies, discharge papers, and obituary cards.

Genre/Form

Correspondence

Clippings

Photographs

Rights

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

Names

France. Armée. Escadrille Lafayette

France. Armée. Légion étrangère

Soubiran, Robert

Topics Aeronautics, Military
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations
World War, 1914-1918
Aeronautics
Air pilots

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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