When the United States entered WW1 in 1917, the first deadly air war in history had been raging over the Western Front for nearly three years. Some American pilots had flown in combat for the French as part of the "Lafayette Escadrille", and these hardened veterans formed the core of the fledgling US Army Air Service. Flying French made SPADs, the Americans soon proved themselves in swirling dogfights against the crack German Fokker pilots.
The wings worn by those daring aviators, as well as those of other Allied Nations, have been of great interest to collectors for decades, leading Cdr. To write another authoritative reference book on the subject in 2016.
This SIGNED US Army WW1 AIR SERVICE PILOT WINGS FLIGHT BADGE INSIGNIA REFERENCE BOOK is in very good, unread condition, with only some scattered storage wear evident (ALL pictured). Otherwise, the book is in fine shape, with no other damage. A fine example of a SIGNED US Army WW1 AIR SERVICE PILOT WINGS FLIGHT BADGE INSIGNIA REFERENCE BOOK. The item "SIGNED US Army WW1 AIR SERVICE PILOT WINGS FLIGHT BADGE INSIGNIA REFERENCE BOOK" is in sale since Saturday, March 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals, Pins & Ribbons".
The seller is "abramsantiques" and is located in Claremont, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.