Sopwith 'Baby'

Sopwith Baby, N1019, "PHYLLIS", arrived at the Seaplane Defence Flight, Dunkerque on 8 April 1917. Flt. Lt. R. Graham forced a seaplane down 10 miles northeast of Dunkerque on 19 June 1917 while flying this aircraft. N1019 was equipped with a 130 h.p. Clerget engine by December 1917. Note the Lewis gun fixed alongside the cockpit, as well as another mounted on the top wing center section. Rendered by Bob Pearson.

Sopwith "Baby" N1019


This restored Spad XIII could be seen at Cole Palen's Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome for many years. It was restored in the late 1980's and now can be seen at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. It carries postwar markings of the 95th Aero Squadron similar to what it wore post war. The name Lt. Strickland is painted alongside the cockpit.

Spad XIII C.1 in 95th Aero Sqn post-war markings

As seen at the Air Force Museum, it carries Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker's 94th Squadron markings.


The Spad XIII below represents that flown by First Lieutenant Alvin Treadwell of the 213th Aero Squadron. Treadwell had flown briefly with the French in Spa 154 before transferring to the USAS. He got a shared victory while there. He scored three more victories, a Fokker D.VII, Hannover CL type, and an observation balloon before he himself was shot down. Rendered by Alan Durkota.

SPAD XIII of 1Lt. Alvin Treadwell, 213th A.S.