They only existed as a unit for 2 years. This makes any material from this early American Air Force Squadron very rare, with only a handful of artifacts related to them in existence, and even fewer have ever been offered for sale. This footlocker trunk was acquired in Huntington Beach, California, and likely belonged to a descendant of Lt. On one side of the trunk, there are faded words that read: S.
California, so it is possible that Lt. Good condition for 100+ years of age and use, oxidation to the metal pieces and surface wear throughout please see photos.
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AEF: 6 March 1918 - April 1919 Trained as Observation Squadron in England, never entered combat Demobilized: April 1919. History of "The Black Cat Squadron", 174th Aero Squadron, U. Formed at Kelly Field, Texas in late December, 1917, the 174th "Black Cat" Aero Squadron then trained in England before arriving in France on October 28, 1918. The Squadron provided the cadre for the 2nd Artillery Aerial Observation School at the Souge training range near Bordeaux, France.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Other WWI Original Items". The seller is "willsusa_utzeqm" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States.