Three French Salmson 2a
Late in the war many French Escadrille were supplied with the excellent Salmson SAL 2a. Today I am posting samples of some of the more successful units. I am working on more examples and will follow up with updates soon.
This is a very well known SAL.2a which flew in the 1st Escadrille. The insignia is a blue snail. I have no information on the crew or serial number. I used a drawing by Bob Pearson as the primary source for the marking information.
I began research on this aircraft with photo and details I found at albindenis.free.fr. This Escadrille used an elephant as their insignia. Different flights carried black, white, or the most definitive version which was a charging elephant with a green cover with gold trim. This is the insignia I used on this profile.
I used Bob Pearson's color profile and photos from albindenis.free.fr as references for this profile. The 32th Escadrille used a seagull in flight or on a naval life preserver as their insignia.