The Chronicles of 55 Squadron R.F.C. and R.A.F. Leonard MILLER, L. M.
The Chronicles of 55 Squadron R.F.C. and R.A.F.
The Chronicles of 55 Squadron R.F.C. and R.A.F.

The Chronicles of 55 Squadron R.F.C. and R.A.F.

Woking and London: Unwin Brothers, Ltd., 1919,

First Edition. small octavo, green cloth stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. (130)pp., illustrations unpaginated. Unwin Brothers, Ltd., Item #30225

A monthly account of the formation of RFC 55 Squadron in England in April, 1916, its arrival in France in March, 1917, becoming the Squadron in April, 1918, through its demobilization in January, 1919. Among the important "firsts" for the Squadron was a raid in April, 1917, on which a camera was taken; in March, 1917, the Squadron originated the mounting of twin Lewis machine guns for the observer; and in July, 1917, the Squadron fitted a machine with high altitude oxygen apparatus for solo reconnaisances. With an epilogue, map, chart, and appendices, and six illustrations. Cloth faded at spine with gilt stamping dull. Cloth worn at head and foot of spine and at corners. Flecking to cloth on front cover. Fading to preliminary leaves as is usual with this title. Text block fine and clean.

Price: $750.00