Robert Soubiran
  Sgt. Robert Soubiran poses with his Neiuport at the Cachy Aerodrome in 1916. Members of the escadrille adopted the Indian-head insignia as a symbol of the American fighting spirit. Soubiran himself was awarded the French Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre and later on commanded the US 103rd Pursuit Squadron, which absorbed many members of the Lafayette Escadrille after the US entered the war.
Text by Tamar A. Mehuron, Associate Editor
Photo Courtesy of the AIR FORCE Magazine

By Tamar A. Mehuron
AIR FORCE Magazine
December 2000
You will find a fascinating collection of photos by Robert Soubiran,
a member of the Lafayette Escadrille,
on this pdf file
You may access the site by clicking on:
Lafayette Escadrille
I invite you to visit the homepage of the Air Force Association
by clicking on:
Air Force Association

U.S. 103 Pursuit Squadron Unit History -- Part 1
A Page From the Past

contributed by Z-Man
US 103rd Aero News
Squadron Newsletter
Captain Hamm, editor.
You will find a mention of Soubiran in this
Interesting history of the U.S. 103 Pursuit Squadron.
You may access the site by clicking on:
103 Pursuit Squadron
I highly recommend that you read the whole newsletter on this site.

The date of his death is unknown.
Editor's Note:
If you have any information on this Early Flier,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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