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World War One, Great Britain Royal Flying Corps pilot grouping (13pc) for Lt. Donald S. Poler and 1st Lt. Robert A. Anderson. Gathered in one binder are the following: (2) two letters from Donald S. Poler to Dr. Walter Powell in 1984; (1) photocopy of photos of Poler in WWI sent by him; (1) Excerpt of article about Poler's collection at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio; (1) Photostat of Poler's discharge as a Captain, Air Service, Aeronautics in the U.S.. Army dated 18 August 1919; (1) Photostat of Poler's "Military Record" through Feb. 24, 1919; (1) original pay voucher issued to Poler at Mitchel Field, Long Island, New York upon his discharge; (1) Form for Poler's WWI Service with handwritten entries by Poler; (1) two page summary by Poler of his WWI Service written in ink on "Cross and Cockade" Stationery; (1) Promotional brochure annotated by Poler for a book by Wing _x000D_
Commander Gwilym H. Lewis entitled "Wings over the Somme, 1916-1918" which features Poler. Poler, a native of Medina, New York, joined the Royal Flying Corps and served with 40 Squadron until September, 1918 when he was transferred to the 25th Aero Squadron of the US 2nd Pursuit Group. He was credited with 3 enemy aircraft--two of them balloons. _x000D_
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Also featured in this group are three items related to the WWI service of 1st Lt. Robert A. Anderson, who also served in the 40th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps: (1) Anderson's handwritten responses on a form concerning his WWI service; (1) a typed and signed summary of his service on "Cross & Cockade" stationery (1) Black and white copy photo of Anderson while at RFC Training Station London Colney, England taken about March 1918. Anderson was a native of Honolulu, Hawaii and is credited with 1 EA shot down. As he notes in his typed summary, "On August 28, 1918 my flight leader and I attacked five Fokkers who were below us at 12,000 feet. In the course of the skirmish I was forced down and had to land in enemy territory. I was taken prisoner, being wounded in the left leg and I was taken to a prison hospital in Mons, Belgium. . .later escaped."

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WW1 Great Britain Royal Flying Corps Group (13pc)

Estimate $200 - $400
20h
19m
42s
$500 bids
Starting Bid $50
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