Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:27 pm
Gordon Taylor mentions it in his book Sopwith 7309 p156. All he says is that he was asked to give a bit of a show to Pershing and that on the same day a SPAD pilot killed himself by spinning into the ground, which he saw from a machine gun practice ground near by. I think it would have been when 19 Squadron were at Estrée-Blanche with SPADs from 31 May and 14 August. The only one I can find is, according to Derek Palmer 19 Squadron History Lt Riggs on a test flight in B1667 crashed into a field near the aerodrome and was killed on 22 July.
Pershing was around but was he at the drome?