The Archives Branch maintains a collection of primary sources documenting the formation of the Northern Bombing Group and the activities of the 1st Marine Aviation Force in France during World War I, 1917 - 1919.
Notable items include the war diaries of the 1st Aeronautic Company, which document the daily occurrences of the Company while conducting anti-submarine operations in the vicinity of the Azores; muster rolls of the Marines who flew missions as part of Squadron 267 and Squadron 268 of the Britain’s Royal Air Force; the operation reports of Squadrons A, B, and C; and foundational correspondence of the Northern Bombing Group from the early days of the 1st Aviation Force in France. The collection spans 7 boxes (3.5 linear feet).
If you have any questions about these collections, please contact the Archives at (703) 784-4685 or email@example.com.
Note: When requesting materials from these collections, please provide the following information: collection name, collection number, and box number (i.e., First Marine Aviation Collection, COLL/31012, Boxes 2-3).
The Archives Branch maintains a collection of original maps from World War I, including Chateau Thierry, Blanc Mont, St. Mihiel. Some of these maps are available in digital format. Please contact the Archives for more information.
The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin maintains a digital collection of the supplementary maps from "Summary of Operations in the World War" (see link below).
Available as full-text, searchable PDFs from the Government Publishing Office.
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