Rockwell, Kiffin Yates; Wars, WWI, France, Cemeteries; Military, France, French Air Service, Units, Escadrille Lafayette (124). photograph


Collection Item Summary:

Memorial wreaths and a temporary wooden marker decorate the grave of Lafayette Escadrille pilot Kiffin Rockwell at the squadron's field at Luxeuil-les-Bains, France, probably shortly after his death. Marker reads: Kiffin ROCKWELL / Pilote Aviateur AmTricain / TuT a l'Tnnemi / Le 23 STptembre 1916 / a Rodern / Alsace." [Kiffin Rockwell, American Pilot, Killed by the enemy, September 23, 1916, at Rodern, Alsace.]

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • World War, 1914-1918

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa late September 1916

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National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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