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Iowa Soldier Joins Lafayette's Escadrille

Paris, June 23 1917 - Corporal James Norvall Hall of Colfax, Iowa, Grinnell college graduate, author of "Kitchener's Mob" was among the four  American aviators who joined Lafayette's escadrille today. Hall was discharged from the British army for wounds but immediately came to France and became an instructor in the aviation corps.

~ source: news item, Iowa City Daily Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson co., Iowa, June 18, 1917

~ transcribed for Iowa In The Great War by Sharyl Ferrall http://iowaoldpress.com