Winona, MN: Printed by the Winona Labor News, Winona, MN, No date [c. 1920],
First Edition. octavo, brown boards stamped in gilt and with unit logo on front cover. (110)pp. Printed by the Winona Labor News, Winona, MN, Item #30248
The U.S. Twentieth Aero Squadron was organized at Kelly Field, Texas on May 17, 1917. The unit was assigned to the First Day Bombardment Group 7 on September 7, 1918, after training in England and France. The Squadron participated in the St. Mihiel and the two Argonne-Meuse offensives. With a description of the 11 combats, 11 victories, and 25 casualties in the reports of 32 trips over the line. With detailed accounts of the Squadron's movements, a roster and individual records, several poems, and a summary of operations. Three black and white illustrations. Textured boards very lightly scuffed, with wear to head and foot of spine. As is usually the case with this title, the unfortunate way in which the book was bound has caused the inner hinges to crack front the text block. The binding has not separated from the book but it has caused the preliminary leaves to tear loose causing short tears which have been mended with clear tape. Please see images and ask questions if need be. Still a nice, clean copy of a very scarce unit history.