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    Hi,

    I have a number of US pilots serving with No.218(Bomber) Squadron between July-November 1918. I am having a problem knowing where to look for information on them. Any pointers welcome.

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    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
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    Hi Steve,

    I guess you'll probably get some more suggestions, but have you thought of the Great War Forum at https://www.greatwarforum.org/, specifically https://www.greatwarforum.org/?forumId=25 which deals with WW1 RFC/RAF matters?

    Brian

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    Steve

    You may also find information at: http://www.airhistory.org.uk/rfc/index.html

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Wings of Honor: American Airmen in WWI
    James J. Sloan
    Schiifer publishing

    Good reference on US Great War airmen

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    Steve,

    You might find this listing useful:

    http://www.americansatwarinforeignfo...rld-war-i.html

    I have cross-checked the names mentioned in my copy of "Wings of Honor" (pp.211-32) :

    Americans With British Forces - Direct Entry Volunteers.

    Name: Kingsley R. Campbell 2Lt, RAF.
    From: No.218 Sqn.
    Dates: 8-18-18/Armistice.

    and pp.280-1:

    Naval and Marine Corps Pilots Attached to French and British Squadrons for Operational Duty.

    No.218 Sqdn (DH-9)

    NA No.---Name
    74------- Kenneth MacLeish
    75------- Charles F. Beach
    96-/1/2- Edmund G. Chamberlain
    397------ Charles E. Hodges
    443------ Arthur A. Wright, USMC
    444------ Charles A. Needham, USMC
    456------ Ralph Talbot, USMC
    480------ Edward A. Kenealy, USMC
    503------ Donald H. Whiting, USMC
    560------ Ford O. Rogers, USMC
    566------ George C. Moseley
    586------ John G. E. Kemp, USMC
    597------ Francis P. Mulcahy, USMC
    601------ Karl S. Day
    605------ Robert S. Lytle, USMC
    781------ Frank Nelms, Jnr., USMC
    783------ Harvey C. Norman, USMC
    784------ Delmar Leighton, USMC
    823------ Chapin C. Barr, USMC
    835------ William A. McSorley, USMC
    840------ Caleb W. Taylor, USMC
    871------ Colgate W. Warden,Jnr., USMC
    1075----- Henry Foster
    ????------ George P. Moore, USMC
    ????------ ArchiePaschal, USMC
    ????------ Robert G. Robinson, USMC
    ????------ Frank Smith, USMC
    ????------ Harry B. Wersheimer, USMC
    ????------ Amil Wiman, USMC
    ????------ Ross W. Winkler, USMC

    Wings Of Honor American Airmen in World War I:A Compilation of all United States Pilots, Gunners and Mechanics who flew against the Enemy in the War of 1914-1918.
    Sloan,James J. Jnr.
    Atglen:Schiffer Publishing,1994.

    Col.
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    Gents,

    Thank you so much, your help as always highly appreciated.

    Kind regards

    Steve

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