[Garden City: Country Life Press], (1920),
First Edition. large octavo, brown cloth stamped with the Squadron's insignia in white on the front cover. T.e.g. (xii), (172)pp. Country Life Press], Item #30276
Brown cloth stamped on front cover with the Squadron's insignia of a diving great snow owl with barbell over a ribbon carrying the squadron's motto, and with title in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. The squadron was initially assigned to the RAF on July 15, 1918, and operated with them until November 4, 1918, upon which date it was attached to the U.S. Second Army. It engaged in 110 combats and had 54 confirmed victories, suffering 24 casualties of 10 killed, 7 prisoners and 2 missing. Contents include: List of officers KIA; organization and training; the Dunkirk front; the British drive for front; Sombrin; Combat reports; Reports of low bombing and machine gun attacks; Statistics; and Appendix, Casualties and changes: Roster of enlisted men. This pursuit squadron was equipped with Sopwith Camels. Noffsinger 502. Printed on "Blandford Bond" paper, uncut. Frontispiece and nine plates printed upon heavy paper after drawings and engravings by Sergeant First Class Hayden C. Kellum, a member of the squadron. Stamping of the insignia on front cover is bright and distinct. Quite a nice copy of this book. Laid into this copy is the separately printed pamphlet: "Addresses of Next of Kin of Officers and Home Addresses of Enlisted Men of The 17th Aero Squadron", (Frederick Clapp), (Garden City, NY: Country Life Press, no date (c. 1920)), self-wrappers, stapled.
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