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About US

The Aeroconservancy is a collection of original artifacts from the aircraft and air services which flew during the First World War.   This site was first launched in 1998 and the name "Aeroconservancy" was added shortly thereafter.  At the end of 2018, the site was completely redesigned and updated. If you have a question or need help with your research, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  The Aeroconservancy has consulted with many individuals and museums around the world.   A list of Presentations we have made as well as Reports and Articles we have written are shown below.

Presentations

The material on this page can be downloaded by clicking on the underlined text.   The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center referred to below is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's annex at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Preserving the Smithsonian's Albatros D.Va,  June 13, 2009, at The Udar-Hazy Center

Preserving the Smithsonian's Fokker D.VII, June 13, 2009, at The Udvar-Hazy Center

Insignia of the Lafayette Escadrille in the Collection of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Sept 24, 2011, at The Udar-Hazy Center

Uniforms of The Lafayette Escadrille & L.F.C. in the Collection of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Jan. 21, 2012, at ...

The Missing 7th Insignia, April 11, 2015, at The Udar-Hazy Center

Charles Hallo: The Artist Behind the Insignia, October 17, 2015, at the The Udvar-Hazy Center

Wreckage of an Albatros D.V, October 28, 2017, at The Udar-Hazy Center 

La 8e Avion Boche de Guynemer, October 27, 2018, at The Udar-Hazy Center

Reports

Report on Wheels on Fokker D.VII (O.A.W.) 4635/18, April 29, 2010, to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Report on a Piece of Fabric Attributable to Pfalz D.III 4020/17 and a Piece of Plywood Attributable to Fokker Dr.I 425/17, Aug 31, 2018, to General Hal Moore Military Museum

Articles

Pfalz Factory Logo, Volume 15, Issue 5, September/October 1999 of Windsock International

La 8e Avion Boche de Guynemer or Guynemer’s 8th, pages 347-359, Vol 33, Issue 4, Winter, 2018, of Over The Front, the Journal of the League of World War One Aviation Historians

The Gun in the Exhibit, pages 371-381, Vol 33, Issue 4, Winter, 2018, of Over The Front, the Journal of the League of World War One Aviation Historians

Insignia of The Lafayette Escadrille and 103rd Aero Squadron in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Collection, Vol 35, Issue 2, Summer, 2020, of Over The Front, the Journal of the League of World War One Aviation Historians

Read More About it

Some of the Aeroconservancy's artifacts require more than one page.  Under each object listed below are additional documents related to that object. Click on the underlined document to open it.

Rumpler C.IV C.7610/17 wood cover to metal ammunition box

   Pages 177 to 179 from Battery B Thru The Fires of France

   A.E.F. Summary Intelligence Report Interrogation of a Pilot Belonging to the 203rd Reconnaissance Flight and his Passenger, an Artillery Officer

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