WWI Leather Flight Helmet
WWI Leather Flight Helmet
WWI Leather Flight Helmet
WWI Leather Flight Helmet
WWI Leather Flight Helmet
Army Air Corps Chevron and Goggles
goggles
goggles
Goggles and veteran portrait
Original 224th Aero Squadron Roster
1939 Reunion 224th Aero Roster
78 WWI Aviation snapshots
Original WWI Discharge
Original WWI Discharge
WWI General Pershing Letter to American Expeditionary Forces
WWI Discharge
WWI Studio Portrait in Period Wood Frame
Reverse Side of Frame
WWI Leather Flight Helmet

WWI Aviator Flight Helmet, Photograph, and Paperwork Grouping

Regular price $550

This 224th Aero Squadron grouping was purchased directly from the veteran's family and contains:

1. WWI British-issue leather flight helmet with custom embroidered "19" on the front in the patterns of allied flags. Some of the rabbit fur lining has deteriorated but the leather remains very supple 

2. Original copies of discharge papers

3. Private purchase goggles / glasses 

4. Two studio portraits - one 8" x 10" in a period wood frame, the other in a period cardboard frame

5. Original copy of 224th Aero Squadron roster

6. Original copy of General Pershing letter to American Expeditionary Forces in France February 28, 1919

7. 78 original 1 3/4" x 2 5/8" snapshots of downed aircraft, aircraft hangers, base camps, aerial shots, biplanes, barracks, transport ships, etc

8. Period newspaper clipping of Croydon airdrome

9. Moth damaged Army Air Corp E-6 Chevron

10. 1939 dated reunion roster for 224th Aero Squadron 

11. Vintage envelope with "squaron dope" hand written on it. Unfortunately, the dope is missing 

WWI Leather Flight Helmet
WWI Leather Flight Helmet
WWI Leather Flight Helmet
WWI Leather Flight Helmet
Army Air Corps Chevron and Goggles
goggles
goggles
Goggles and veteran portrait
Original 224th Aero Squadron Roster
1939 Reunion 224th Aero Roster
78 WWI Aviation snapshots
Original WWI Discharge
Original WWI Discharge
WWI General Pershing Letter to American Expeditionary Forces
WWI Discharge
WWI Studio Portrait in Period Wood Frame
Reverse Side of Frame