A look back at Iowa's contributions to the Great War.



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    The Stars and Stripes and the Indian head have been painted on his fighting plane somewhere in France by James Norman Hall of Colfax.  With twelve other members of the Lafayette escadrille the Colfax
flyer became a member of the United States air forces at the front. Each of the flyers was granted a commission. Hall was a sergeant under the tri-color of France. He was either given a captaincy or first lieutenant's commission when given the oath.


~ source: Lime Springs Sun Herald, January 24, 1918
~ transcribed for Iowa In The Great War by Sharyl Ferrall http://iowaoldpress.com