New York: George H. Doran, no date ,
First American Edition. octavo, blue cloth stamped in blind, in dust jacket. xx, (146)pp. George H. Doran, Item #24175
With a Preface by the Rt. Hon. Lord Hugh Cecil.This squadron was organized 30 April 1916 at Gosport. On 28 May 1916 the unit went to France to receive its Morane aircraft of three different types: "bullets", biplanes, and "parasols". In August 1916 the squadron received Nieuport 17C1 aircraft. In July 1917 the unit was re-equipped with SE5 and SE5a scouts. The squadron participated in the Somme Campaign, Arras, Passchendale, and the March 1918 offensive. During the war it scored 274 victories over enemy aircraft, and the list of officers contains the names of famous pilots such as H. H. Balfour, Albert Ball, Bell-Irving, "Billy" Bishop, K. L. Caldwell, J. B. McCudden, W. E. Molesworth, A. J. L. Scott was a flight commander in No. 43 Squadron when he was appointed squadron commander in No. 60 Squadron. A valuable record of an active squadron beginning with the early stages of scouting to the final concepts of offensive aerial combat during World War I. Illustrated. With fold-out color map in very fine condition. The American edition dust jacket differs from the British dust jacket. Endpapers partially offset from glue used in binding (we have seen this on more than a few copies0. Small bookplate and old, neat inscription on front endpaper. Book in very fine condition. Jacket is bright and clean, has several very tiny nick to corners - just plain lovely copy.