You will find an entry on the roster of the Lafayette Escadrille
along with several photos on the World War I website
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Col. Robert L. Rockwell, USAF (Ret) passed away at his home in San Bernardino, California in January,
Studying medicine in France when World War I broke out, he immediately enlisted and became a member of the Famed Lafayette Escadrille. His first solo flight was made in a Bleriot in January, 1916, and he was in the group that initiated dive bombing, using two 25-lb. bombs. He served French aviation from 1916 to 1918, and the Air Service Signal Corp of the U.S. Army from 1924 to 1952. He was awarded the French Legion of Honor and the French War Cross with three Palms.