The following were laid to rest in the crypt:
*Lafayette Escadrille Members


Americans:

BARCLAY, Leif N.

BAUGHAM, James H.

BAYLIES, Frank L

BAYNE, James Alexander

BENNEY, Philip P.

BOOTH, Vernon, Jr.

CAMPBELL, A.C., Jr.*

CHADWICK, Oliver M.

CHAMBERLAIN, C.F.

CHAPMAN, C.W., Jr.

CLAPP, Roger harvey

COLLINS, Phelps

DAVIS, Philip Washburn

DE KRUIJFF, Theodore

DOOLITTLE, James R.*


DOWD, Meredith L.

DREW, Sidney Rankin, Jr.

EDGAR, Stuart Emmet

ELY, Dinsmore

FOWLER, Eric A.

GENET, Edmond C.*

GRIEB, Norman

GUNDELACH, Andre

HANFORD, Robert M.

HOBBS, Warren Tucker

HOSKIER, Ronald W.*

JOHNSON, Harry F.

LOUGHRAN, Edward J.

LUFBERY, G.R.*

MACNONAGLE, D.*

McCONNELL, James R.*

MEEKER, William Henry

MILLER, Walter B.

NICHOLS, Alan H.


PALMER, Henry B.

PAVELKA, Paul*

PELTON, Alfred D.

PUTNEM, D.E.

SKINNER, Samuel W.

SPENCER, Dumaresq

STARRETT, Frank Elmer

TAILER, William Hallet

TAYLOR, Elmer B.

TERRES, Hugh

TRINKARD, Charles

TUCKER, Dudley G.

TYSON, Stephen M.

WALCOTT, B.S.

WINTER, Wallace C.

French:

BROCARD, A. , General

THENAULT, Georges, Lt. Col.*




To the Memorial de l’Escadrille Lafayette at Villeneuve-l’Etang

France of the many lovers, none of these
Hath brought you love of an intenser flame,
These lads that on the wings of morning came
Far from their homes across the Atlantic seas;
Soldiers of your immortal chivalries
Against the Gothic hordes that burn and maim, -
Ah! not Thermopylae hath fairer fame
Than they that sleep here underneath the trees.
They tarried not while elders of the State
Pondered politic armaments of aid,
But their long councils laughingly defied:
France is in peril! shall her lovers wait!
Their golden youth they gave, and here are laid
Deep in the arms of France for whom they died.

-Richard L Gallienne


Images of the Crypt including examples of the stained glass windows depicting various battles.


The Battle of Verdun


The Battle of Hartmanzwillerkopf

The Battle of St-Quentin


The LaFayette Escadrille Memorial was completed and dedicated on July 4, 1928.