Above the French Lines. Letters of Stuart Walcott, American by Stuart Walcott

By Stuart Walcott

"It is now seven weeks because the dispatches from Paris suggested that Stuart Walcott was once attacked by means of 3 German airplanes and taken down in the back of the German strains, after he himself had introduced down a German aircraft in his first wrestle on December 12, 1917, and that it was once feared he have been killed; yet even now, after the lapse of approximately months, it isn't certainly identified even if his fall proved deadly, or even if the earnest wish of his pals that he's nonetheless alive can be realized."

Unfortunately for the friends and family of Stuart Walcott, his grave used to be situated no longer lengthy after the Princeton Alumni magazine published the above. He had given his lifestyles for his beliefs of Democracy and Freedom struggling with above the fields of France as a pilot. His letters recount his studies education and struggling with with the famed Lafayette Escadrille with fellow Americans.

Author — Walcott, Stuart, 1896-1917.

Text taken, entire and entire, from the variation released in Princeton,...

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The reports are conflicting. A cable message of January 7 said that in Germany it was reported that S. Walcott had been killed by a fall on December 12 near Saint Souplet; but Dr. Walcott received a letter on January 19 which holds out some hope that the fall was not fatal and that his son may be a prisoner in Germany. This letter, dated December 17, is from a young aviator named Loughran{1}, who was Stuart Walcott’s roommate at the flying station. He gives this report of what was told to him by an observer and pilot who saw the combat: “On the 12th of December at 11:30 a.

In the air the nose-heavy feature makes them “fly themselves”—that is, according to the speed of the motor the machine will rise and climb or piqué and descend, with never a touch from the pilot. If the weather is not very bad, the Nieuport will correct itself automatically from all displacements. But in landing the nose-heavy feature causes a great many capotages. If the landing isn’t done about right with the tail low—over she goes on her nose or all the way onto her back. It is a very common occurrence and has become almost a joke.

The machine fell behind our lines. The pilot was dead before reaching the ground. But the observer was only slightly wounded, so the boys of that escadrille have asked the commander of the group if we could be permitted to go and talk to the German, as he may know something about the Spad that fell behind his lines the day before. We hope to know whether we will be permitted to do so or not, tomorrow. “It takes two months before we receive the report from Germany officially. In the meantime you will read all sorts of reports in the newspapers.

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