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ONLY WOMAN AVIATOR IN WAR TELLS OF HER
t NARROW ESCAPE WHEN CHASED BY TAUBE
" She was chased in midair by a German taube. Helen Dutrieu, woman
aviator, who took part in the defense of Paris.
BY NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH
New York, June 30. Helene Du
trieu, chevalier of the Legion of Hon
or and champion woman aviator of
Such is the very large title of the
very tiny young Frenchwoman who
has just reached New' York to tell
the American people of the wonderful
deeds of heroism in war of the avia
tors of France.
, JJlJej Dutrjeji herself took part jn.
the defense of Paris, flying her own
biplane well over the German lines to
make observations of the enemy's
movements, which she reported to
the French military authorities.
She was chased by a German
taube. Twice she just managed to
dodge a death-dealing volley from a
pursuing aeroplane armed with mi
trailleuse. She flew 150 kilometers
(about 94 miles) over the battlefield
Of he Mame, later making the sam
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