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Lafayette Escadrille Memorial
Also known as: Mémorial Escadrille La Fayette
5 Boulevard Raymond Poincaré
Marnes-la-Coquette
Departement des Hauts-de-Seine
Île-de-France  France
Postal Code: 92430

Cemetery notes and/or description:

The Memorial may be reached by train from the Gare St-Lazare in Paris to the station of Garches - Marnes-la-Coquette (twenty minutes from Paris). A walk of 500 yards brings the visitor to the entrance of the Parc de Villeneuve-l'Etang, just beyond the Institut Pasteur. By automobile, the route lies across the Seine, by the St-Cloud bridge and then direct to Garches and the Memorial. The Park is open every day, morning and afternoon.

The monument is composed of a central Arch of Triumph, one-half size of the Arch of Thiumph in Paris. Upon the stone are inscribed the names of the dead American pilots of the Escadrille La Fayette and the Lafayette Flying Corps during the first World War 1914 / 1918. Are also inscribed the names of the French towns and provinces where these pilots were involved for fighting Germans. All the other inscriptions are in French on one side and in English on the other side of the monument. Under the monument, a sanctuary crypt including 68 sarcophagi. Some are empty because of the impossibility in locating or removing the pilots' remains.
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Lafayette Escadrille Memorial
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