Selections from the Letters & Diary of John Cowperthwaite Tyler from August, 1917 to September, 1918. Arranged by his Mother for his Nephews: John Tyler Tuttle, Orlando John Buck, Winthrop Murray Tuttle, John Cowperthwaite Tyler and Allan Averbeck Tyler. John Cowperthwaite TYLER.
Selections from the Letters & Diary of John Cowperthwaite Tyler from August, 1917 to September, 1918. Arranged by his Mother for his Nephews: John Tyler Tuttle, Orlando John Buck, Winthrop Murray Tuttle, John Cowperthwaite Tyler and Allan Averbeck Tyler.
Selections from the Letters & Diary of John Cowperthwaite Tyler from August, 1917 to September, 1918. Arranged by his Mother for his Nephews: John Tyler Tuttle, Orlando John Buck, Winthrop Murray Tuttle, John Cowperthwaite Tyler and Allan Averbeck Tyler.
Selections from the Letters & Diary of John Cowperthwaite Tyler from August, 1917 to September, 1918. Arranged by his Mother for his Nephews: John Tyler Tuttle, Orlando John Buck, Winthrop Murray Tuttle, John Cowperthwaite Tyler and Allan Averbeck Tyler.

Selections from the Letters & Diary of John Cowperthwaite Tyler from August, 1917 to September, 1918. Arranged by his Mother for his Nephews: John Tyler Tuttle, Orlando John Buck, Winthrop Murray Tuttle, John Cowperthwaite Tyler and Allan Averbeck Tyler.

(Privately Printed by Richard Ellis at The Haddon Craftsmen), 1938,

First Edition, Limited to 68 copies printed. large octavo, slate blue buckram stamped in gilt on front cover and spine, t.e.g. (xii), (152)pp. (Privately Printed by Richard Ellis at The Haddon Craftsmen), Item #30213

With a Tribute by Frederick C. Ferry. With frontispiece portrait of Tyler and three other illustrations. Tyler enlisted in June 1917 and was sent to France in August for flight training. Commissioned as a First Lieutenant on 11 January 1918, Tyler was posted with the French Escadrille Br. 129 as a bomber pilot in July. That unit was at the Front flying Breguets. In September he was transferred to the American Army as Flight Commander in the Eleventh Aero Squadron. During the St. Mihiel offensive on 18 September 1918, he was in a formation of six planes which had just bombed Conflans when sixteen fighters from the "Richthofen Circus" arracked and shot five of them down, killing Tyler. His award, the Croix de Guerre, was won on 16 July, his first day across the lines. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Charles Brackett from The Tyler Family". Spine and top edges of binding very slightly faded, light, small stain spots to lower portion of front cover.

Price: $875.00

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