History of the 91st Aero Squadron

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Publisher: Loose Cannon Ent.

Publication Date: September 01, 2015

ISBN: 1230000641814

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Formed in August 1917, The 91st Aero Squadron was a United States Army Air Service unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I. The 91st was one of the first five American flying squadrons to arrive in France, arriving at Chaumont Aerodrome on 15 November 1917.

This is a well written unit history, by one or several of the members still serving in Germany after the cessation of hostilities in November 1918. It details the personnel of the unit and a near-daily account of operations/missions and major offensives in France, plus their operations after the war in occupied Germany. It has several photographs taken by the unit themselves (but are very low-resolution unfortunately).

It also includes a summary of unit statistics and accomplishments, a personnel list with origin and disposition of Officers and Men of the unit. Students of World War One history and those interested in early flying combat will find this volume to be just as jaunty, interesting and engaging as any similar era unit history of a fighter/pursuit group. It truly gives one a feeling for the trials, tribulations, and tragedies felt by these young American airmen so far from home.