killed in aerial combat with two German planes, above the Somme battlefields,
near the village of Flavy-le-Martel, Aisne, on March 19, 1917. He thereby
became the last American pilot of the squadron to die under French colors,
before American entrance into the war in April 1917. Pictured here is the
memorial at the site where he fell.
|The text on the plaque reads "In honor of James
Rogers McConnell, 1887-1917." The text on the obelisk reads:
James Rogers McConnell,
Read the memorial issue of the Moore County News, McConnell's hometown newspaper.
Memorial in Carthage, N.C.
|"Soaring Like an Eagle Into New Heavens of Valor
University of Virginia
|Mademoiselle Marcelle Guérin and her Memoir|