An American Pilot in the Skies of France. The Diaries and Letters of Lt. Percival T. Gates, 1917-1918.

Dayton, OH: Wright State University Press, (1992),

First Edition. octavo, blue cloth in pictorial dust jacket. (xii), 209pp., (iii), pp. Wright State University Press, Item #15783

Edited by David K. Vaughan. Gates served as a ferry pilot at Orly before being assigned to the 185th Aero Squadron and then a short period with the 27th Aero Squadron. The book provides a comprehensive account of the American Air Service flying training procedures and a personal view of his day-to-day experiences through his diaries and letters. Illustrations from photographs. Appendices include The Flight Log of Percival T. Gates and a List of Names. There is no Index even though one is listed in the contents. As new.

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