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Edward V. Rickenbacker- 94th Aero Squadron

Having completed gunnery school, Rickenbacker was assigned to the 94th Aero Squadron. In February, he and several
other pilots traveled to Paris
 to fly their new Nieuport 28s back to Villeneuve. However, a snow storm delayed
their return, and Rickenbacker used some of the extra time to 
begin a diary. His first entry on Saturday, March 2, 1917, 
marks the beginning of an account that would continue past the Armistice, providing a first-hand account from the
man who would become America's "Ace of Aces".

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