"History of the 213th Aero Squadron." Photocopy of 7 page typed history. With photocopies of letters between the C.O., John A. Hambleton and pilot Roland Richardson.

"History of the 213th Aero Squadron." Photocopy of 7 page typed history. With photocopies of letters between the C.O., John A. Hambleton and pilot Roland Richardson.

Item #23980

The first photocopied letter from Hambleton to Roland Richardson is dated February 25th, 1920, and concerns his desire to have a full history of the Squadron published and enlisting Richardson's assistance. Hambleton has included this seven page "official history of the Squadron, which will form the basis from which our book could be prepared." This is followed by a 1 1/2 page photocopied typed letter from Roland Richardson to Hambleton dated March 1, 1920, expressing his complete enthsiasm with the project and throwing out the names of a few pilots whom he felt should be able to contribute interesting experiences. The next 1 page photocopied letter is from Richardson to Hambleton dated five years later, July 25, 1925, discussing meeting with several Squadron members, his own marriage and two children and inquiring after the Squadron history. This is followed by a photocopy of Hambleton's 1 page reply dated two days later on the 27th. Hambleton expresses disappointment that his "circular" he sent to Squadron members elicited only fourteen replies so he dropped the project. These are followed by the 7 page "History of the 213th Aero Squadron" with the first 6 pages covering "From December 1, 1917 to November 11, 1916' and the final page "From November 12th, 1918 to April 20th, 1919." Laid in is a copyprint photo of Richardson standing in front of his plane.

Price: $45.00