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Knights Without Parachutes — elliott white springs

Elliott White Springs - Great Pilot, Clever Writer, You Wouldn't Want Him With Your Daughter

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Elliott White Springs - Great Pilot, Clever Writer, You Wouldn't Want Him With Your Daughter

The two Elliotts are easy to confuse. Elliott Christopher Cowdin, one of the original seven in the Lafayette Escadrille, was a friend of Norman Prince, and went to Harvard. A New York City native, he was credited with three aerial victories. Elliot White Springs was a Southerner, went to Princeton (part of the Princeton Flying Club), and wanted to be in the Lafayette Escadrille but didn't get "over there" until after the US joined the war. He became an ace, and some said his score could have been up there with Rickenbacker's if he had bothered to count them all....

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