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PARIS – Three French Air Force Mirage 2000Ns and one FAF Rafale fly over the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial in Marnes-la-Coquette, France, April 20, 2016, during a ceremony honoring the 268 Americans who joined the FAF during WWI. In addition to the Mirages and Rafale, four U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fifth generation fighters, a USAF B-52 Stratofortress bomber, and a World War I-era Stearman PT-17 biplane performed flyovers during the ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Layfette Escadrille’s formation. Men of the Lafayette Escadrille and Lafayette Flying Crops were critical to the formation of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua DeMotts/Released)
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