The World War I Diary of Col. Frank P. Lahm, Air Service, A.E.F.
Maxwell AFB, AL: Aerospace Studies Institute, 1970,
First Edition. octavo, printed wrappers. (xvi), 271pp. Aerospace Studies Institute, Item #31905
Born in 1877, Lahm was the first American military man to go aloft in an airplane, winner of the first James Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race, holder of Airplane License No. 2, Airship Pilot License No. 2, and Balloon PIlot License No. 4, one of the key men in the air service in France during World War I, and Major Gen. in the Army Air Forces. The diary begins with his orders to go to France and England to visit balloon schools. Includes a short biography, an alphabetical list of personnel with a short sketch of each one, an index of military units mentioned in the text, and a miscellaneous section. Illustrated with photographs and maps. A very useful work. Reproduced from typescript. A few small spots to front wrapper, last half of upper corner slightly bumped.