Sunday, October 14, 2012

From left to right are: Bertrand Blanchard Acosta (1895-1954), Gordon Berry (1898–?), and Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940) returning form the Spanish Civil War in 1937 at Washington National Airport on an Eastern Airlines flight.

This image appeared in the Washington Post on January 20, 1937.

The original caption reads: "U.S. War Fliers Here to Explain. Back from flying war planes for the Loyalist Forces in Spain, Bert Acosta, Gordon berry and Eddie Schneider, left to right, landed at Washington Airport yesterday for conferences at the War and State Departments, where their adventures, exciting as they may have been, are looked upon as breaches of U.S. neutrality."

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