Aviation Photo #1499444 SPAD S-XIII (replica) - USA - Air Force

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Replica of the SPAD XIII of Capt Edward Vernon Rickenbacker, top scoring American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. In 1917 the United States declared war on Germany, Eddie had enlisted in the United States Army, passed flying training and in 1918 entered by 94th Aero Squadron. Since 29 April until 30 October 1918 he claimed 26 victories, among others 13 new German fighters Fokker D.VIIs.
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Photo Added: March 16, 2009

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