WWI - Books, Paper & Photo's
All of these papers are for one money. First is a 1919 Document of Honor of the Aerial League of America to a Lieut. Oliver A. Gottschalk, signed by President Robert E. Peary and also signed by Secretary, Augustus Post, who was an early Balloon Racer from before WW1. There is a signed letter and photo of Augustus Post, plus several photo's of Lt. Gottschalk while in an Army Hospital. Nice little grouping with some great autograph's.
This book was copied from a 1932 issue of "War Aces" Magazine by Bob Erick in 1984 and given to "J. Duncan Campbell". It is filled with statistics, text and photo's on American and Canadian flyers. Has a list of all American Flyers that had at least one kill, as well as all Americans that flew with the French. Neat little research book that belonged to Duncan Campbell.
This is probably the best research book on WW1 Aviators out there. It covers flyers from Allied to enemy forces with photo's and text for each man. The back quarter of the book has some wrinkling to the pages, due to moisture at one time, but it does not distract or take away from the overall condition of the book. A must for any Aviation research collection.
A neat little paper grouping for Harry J. Diefenbesk. Harry ended the war as a Sergeant 1st Class, Signal Corps. There are three discharges, one is dated 9 Jan. 1917 from the Pennsylvania National Guard, at his own request, one from the US Army on 12 Nov. 1917 and the third one from the US Army on 23 June, 1919 after serving in France and Germany. There is some other paperwork, but there is a real nice 90th Division, 315th Field Signal Bn. History and Roster that was printed in Germany , 1919. All for one money.