Letters Home From the Lafayette Flying Corps.

San Francisco: J. D. Huff and Company, (1993),

First Edition, wrappers issue. octavo, pictorial wrappers. 296pp. J. D. Huff and Company, Item #15909

The letters are from the Hoover Institution collection relating to Alan H. Nichols who, after serving as an ambulance driver, on 1 July 1917 he enlisted in France's Service Aeronautique. He attended the aviation schools at Avord, Tours, Pau, and the G.D.E. He received his brevet on the Caudron on 18 October 1917. He was assigned to Escadrille SPA 85 on 19 December 1917. A short time later he was credited with shooting down a German aircraft. He flew SPADs from December 1917 to 2 June 1918 when he was killed in combat. Illustrated with photographs. As new in original shrink wrap.

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