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United States. Army. Air Service. Aero Squadron, 88th


The 88th Aero Squadron was formed at Kelly Field, Texas in August 1917. In October, they were stationed at Garden City, New York before shipping overseas. They arrived in France in November, where they assisted with the construction of the Colombey les Belles Air Depot. In February 1918, they received orders to move to Amanty, where they were outfitted as an observation squadron. They moved to Ourches at the end of May where they stayed until September. At the end of September 1918, the 88th was ordered to Souilly, where they flew a number of observation missions. From then until the armistice, the squadron participated in several important engagements including the Battle of Chateau-Thierry, the Vesle, St. Mihiel, and Argonne-Meuse. After the war, they became part of the occupational forces and were stationed at Trier, Germany. They were ordered home in May 1919.

Sources and further reading:

Center of Military History, United States Army. Order of Battle of the United States Land Forces in the World War - Zone of the Interior: Directory of Troops, vol. 3, pt. 3. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988.

[Wilson G. Crosby]. Fletcher Ladd McCordic, 1st Lieut., 88th Aero Squadron A.E.F., 1891-1919 : a tribute. Chicago : [s.n.], 1921.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Irwin Bryan Meyers Photograph Album

Identifier: 1994-10-20
Abstract The Irwin Bryan Meyers Photograph Album is comprised of a photograph album and accompanying typescript document relating to Meyers' service as an airplane mechanic and the activities of the 88th Aero Squadron during and after World War I.

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