A report on 8th Aero Squadron

8th Aero Squadron, Saizerais Aerodrome, France, 11 November 1918

Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I.

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8th Aero Squadron, Saizerais Aerodrome, France, 11 November 1918

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Air Service recruiting poster, 1917–1918

List of Air Service American Expeditionary Force aerodromes in France

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see also: Organization of the Air Service of the American Expeditionary Force

see also: Organization of the Air Service of the American Expeditionary Force

Air Service recruiting poster, 1917–1918
Locations of major Air Service, United States Army stations in France, 1918
8th Aero Squadron (Observation), Saizerais Aerodrome, France, 11 November 1918

8th Aero Squadron (training), 31 July – 31 August 1918

Officers and men of the 135th Aero Squadron, November 1918, Croix de Metz Aerodrome (Toul), France

IV Corps Observation Group

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Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I.

Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I.

Officers and men of the 135th Aero Squadron, November 1918, Croix de Metz Aerodrome (Toul), France
Captured Fokker Dr.I fighter at Coblenz Airfield
Captured Pfalz D.III fighter
Captured Fokker D.VII fighter
Captured Albatros C.V reconnaissance aircraft

A second squadron, the 8th Aero Squadron, was assigned to the group on 31 August.

Ourches Aerodrome - France, 1918

Ourches Aerodrome

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Temporary World War I airfield in France.

Temporary World War I airfield in France.

Ourches Aerodrome - France, 1918

It was completed by 135th Aero Squadron on 30 July, 24th Aero Squadron on 6 August (soon to join US First Army Air Service on 22 Aug), and 8th Aero Squadron on 31 August; the group performed the same battlefield reconnaissance missions as I Corps's Group had during the St. Mihiel Offensive, then moved closer to the lines at the end of September during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

An A-10 Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 107th Fighter Squadron of the Michigan Air National Guard, taxis on the flight line at Selfridge ANGB.

Selfridge Air National Guard Base

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Air National Guard installation located in Harrison Township, Michigan, near Mount Clemens.

Air National Guard installation located in Harrison Township, Michigan, near Mount Clemens.

An A-10 Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 107th Fighter Squadron of the Michigan Air National Guard, taxis on the flight line at Selfridge ANGB.
An A-10 Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 107th Fighter Squadron of the Michigan Air National Guard, taxis on the flight line at Selfridge ANGB.
A patch (and the insignia) of the Naval Air Facility Detroit

The first pilots were members of the 8th and 9th Aero Squadrons, and Captain Byron Q. Jones was the first commander at Selfridge.

VI Corps Observation Group officers with a De Havilland DH-4, Saizerais Airfield, France, November 1918

VI Corps Observation Group

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Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I as part of the Air Service, Second United States Army.

Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I as part of the Air Service, Second United States Army.

VI Corps Observation Group officers with a De Havilland DH-4, Saizerais Airfield, France, November 1918

The 8th Aero Squadron was assigned to the Group on 23 October, being transferred from the IV Corps.

A US Air Force C-5 Galaxy of the 433rd Airlift Wing at Kelly Field during 2011

Kelly Field

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Joint-Use facility located in San Antonio, Texas.

Joint-Use facility located in San Antonio, Texas.

A US Air Force C-5 Galaxy of the 433rd Airlift Wing at Kelly Field during 2011
F-16C Block 25F/30F Fighting Falcon fighters (s/n 85-1403, 87-0253) from the 182d Fighter Squadron, 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard.
Kelly Field, 1920
Curtiss JN-4 Jennys training at Kelly Field 1918
Scenes from Kelly Field during World War I
Kelly and Duncan Fields, 1935
Kelly Field - 1946
The C-54 Skymaster was propelled by the R2000 engine, which was serviced exclusively at Kelly AFB
Convair XC-99 attached to the MATS 1700th Air Transport Group, Kelly AFB, Texas, 1954. Note San Antonio Air Materiel Area (SAAMA) tail marking, indicating the aircraft was assigned to the Air Materiel Command.
The B-47 was the first all-jet bomber supported by Kelly
Kelly AFB provided depot-level support for the B-52 from its introduction in 1955 until 1993
The B-58 was serviced by Kelly workers
B-52G Stratofortress, modified by Kelly AFB for Arc Light bombing missions in Southeast Asia, landing at Andersen AFB during Linebacker II 1972.
Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter (s/n 65-13074) of the 602th Fighter Squadron at Bien Hoa Air Base, South Vietnam, in 1966. It was part of the project "Skoshi Tiger" to evaluate the F-5.
C-5A Galaxy in the 1970s
Pratt & Whitney F100 turbofan engine
C-17 Globemaster III
Kelly AFB document, 1993
San Antonio Air Logistics Center - Emblem

8th Aero Squadron, 21 June-5 July 1917; 25 May-13 August 1919

Members of the 1st Aero Squadron, standing in front of a Salmson 2A2 reconnaissance aircraft at Croix de Metz Aerodrome in 1918 during World War I

Toul-Croix de Metz Airfield

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Former military airfield which is located approximately 1 mile northeast of Toul ; 160 mile east of Paris.

Former military airfield which is located approximately 1 mile northeast of Toul ; 160 mile east of Paris.

Members of the 1st Aero Squadron, standing in front of a Salmson 2A2 reconnaissance aircraft at Croix de Metz Aerodrome in 1918 during World War I

8th Aero Squadron (Observation), 29 September 1918 - 23 October 1918

Photo of Amanty Airdrome in 1918, looking from the southwest.  Many Salmson 2A2 observation planes are parked on the grassy airfield.  Note the D 168 road crossing the field.   Most of the station buildings are in the forest to the north (left side of the photograph).

Amanty Airdrome

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Temporary World War I airfield in France.

Temporary World War I airfield in France.

Photo of Amanty Airdrome in 1918, looking from the southwest.  Many Salmson 2A2 observation planes are parked on the grassy airfield.  Note the D 168 road crossing the field.   Most of the station buildings are in the forest to the north (left side of the photograph).
Building 47 in the woods at Amanty Airdrome

8th Aero Squadron (Observation), 31 Jul 1918-31 Aug 1918

DH.4 above the clouds in France

Airco DH.4

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British two-seat biplane day bomber of the First World War.

British two-seat biplane day bomber of the First World War.

DH.4 above the clouds in France
DH.4 above the clouds in France
An early production DH.4
Friends of Jenny DH.4, 2018
Strength tests on various DH-4 wing ribs during World War I
A formation of DH-4s in flight
Robertson Aircraft Corp. operated DH-4 mailplane (CAM 2) 1926 at the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
In 1923 the U.S. Post Office released a stamp featuring the DeHavilland Biplane being used for airmail service
Canadian DH-4 G-CYDK in the 1920s
Wright Radial Engine (R-1) fitted to a De Havilland DH-4B airframe
The DH-4B on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force

8th Aero Squadron

VI Corps Observation Group officers with a De Havilland DH-4, Saizerais Airfield, France, November 1918

Saizerais Aerodrome

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Temporary World War I airfield in France.

Temporary World War I airfield in France.

VI Corps Observation Group officers with a De Havilland DH-4, Saizerais Airfield, France, November 1918

The 354th Aero Squadron moved to Rhineland, while its second squadron, 8th Aero Squadron, had already left in late November 1918.