FIRST YALE UNIT PHOTOS WAR AND WORLD EVENTS

January

• F. Trubee Davison and many future Unit members begin spring semester of Sophomore year at Yale


Yale Freshman Crew of 1915 including Unit
Members George Lawrence, Bill Rockefeller
& Reg Coombe1.

• The USS William P. Frye, with a cargo of wheat bound for Britain, is torpedoed in the South Atlantic by the German navy – the first US casualty in WWI
• German zeppelins bomb U.K. towns, 20 killed
• Germans use poison gas against Russians

February

 

   

March

 

 

• British attack on Dardanelles fails

April

 

   

May

 


RMS Lusitania arriving New York harbor,
during maiden voyage in 19072.

• The RMS Lusitania is sunk, with a loss of 1198 of its 1924 passengers, including 113 Americans killed
• Second battle of Ypres, Germans use poison gas

June

• Davison travels with father, H.P. Davison, to France
• En route, Davison meets with Robert Bacon who helped organize the Lafayette Escadrille


Robert Bacon 3

• Pancho Villa defeated at Leon.

July

• Davison serves with American Hospital Ambulance Service in Paris.  He meets pilots and is set on aviation if U.S. goes to war


American Red Cross ambulance
at the Italian front 4.

• U.S. Occupation of Haiti
• National Reserve Corps train officers in U.S.

August

 

   

September

• Davison returns to Yale starts to organize ambulance mission to Vosges from Yale dorm room base

 

 

October

 

   

November

 


Yale Battery5.

• Yale Artillery Battalion organized on campus

December

 

 

 

 

Photograph Citations

1 Courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-19260
2 Courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-55384
3 Courtesy http://net.lib.byu.edu/~rdh7/wwi/memoir/AFShist/AFS1b.htm
4 Courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-84171
5Courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-50233

 

 
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