27th Aero Squadron, USA, at Royal
From: Debbie Neece
My mother had two panoramic pictures in the attic of groups of military men for
as long as I can remember and I feel sure that somewhere in the pictures of 163
faces is a grandfather or Great Uncle. The words on the first picture are:
27th Aero Squadron, USA, at Royal Flying Corps Leaside Camp August 25, 1917 No.
633 Photo by Panoramic Camera Company
239 Victoria St. Toronto
And the second picture says:
27th Aero Squadron 1919
"Just back from France"
55 Huns bagged (official)
Can you give me some direction? I appreciate any assistance you can be.
When Yahooing to find an answer to find out more about the "27th Aero
Squadron" I found many links, including:
MAKE A POSTING ON THIS WEBSITE'S GUESTBOOK:
-- 27th pursuit 's Home Page
"An on-line research project and listening post. 2nd Lt. Frank Luke Jr.
poses in front of his No. 26 Spad XIII in this photo, taken on Sept. ... some to
the general body of knowledge on the 27th ... pilots of the 27th Pursuit
Squadron, remembered to history (when ... at all) as "Eagle Squadron"
or more commonly "The Balloon ..."
RESEARCH SUMMARY PAGE FOR ABOVE SITE:
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE UNIT HERE:
-- "The 27th Fighter Squadron is the oldest fighter squadron in the U.S.
Air Force. As one of three fighter squadrons of the 1st Fighter Wing, the 27th
is tasked to provide air superiority for United States or allied forces by
engaging and destroying enemy forces, equipment, defenses or installations for
global deployment. The unit is equipped with the F-15 Eagle, an advanced
READ AN ABSTRACT OF THE HISTORY:
courtesy of SSgt John DesHetler, 1st Fighter Wing History Office, Langley AFB,
VA Be patient – this file is large - 101Kb. "-- 1919 ... Major Harold
Hartney, formerly 27th Aero Squadron, awarded Distinguished Service Cross [...]
Frank Luke, Jr. , formerly 27th Aero Squadron, awarded Distinguished Service
Cross and [...]" http://www.1stfighter.org/history/1919.html
BE SURE TO GOOGLE & YAHOO to review numerous additional hits on this
IDENTIFYING PEOPLE IN AN UNLABELED PHOTO:
This is perhaps the more difficult part of your question.
-- See the MILITARY HISTORY, JOINT, AIR FORCE, ARMY, NAVY, MARINE CORPS &
SPACE HISTORY RESOURCES & DOCUMENTS where I found:
-- AIRAU LIBRARY & PRESS AT MAXWELL AIRFORCE BASE http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/awc-hist.htm
and in particular http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/lane.htm
They may refer you to a central archive of photos (with labels) such as is being
collected by the US Army Military History Institute at Carlisle: http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/
-- Get the photo out on the web, and ask people if they recognize it.
Please keep me posted. When you find your answer, let me know, so we can share
the "how to" process with my other readers.
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