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Aircraft Insigne, 139th Aero Squadron

WWI

This insigne was removed from the wreckage of Lt. David E. Putnam’s SPAD XIII aircraft. Lt. Putnam was shot down and killed on September 12, 1918 by a flight of eight German aircraft after flying to the aid of an allied observation plane during WWI. Lt. Putnam flew with the Lafayette Flying Corps prior to transferring to Army Air Service in June 1918.

WWI

Army Air Service pilots Capt. Hill and Lt. David E. Putnam (left). At the time, Putnam was credited with having brought down 10 German planes officially and 14 unofficially; near Toul, France; July 16, 1918 during WWI.


Note: This item is currently in storage

 

This insigne was removed from the wreckage of Lt. David E. Putnam’s SPAD XIII aircraft during WWI. Lt. Putnam was shot down and killed on September 12, 1918 by a flight of eight German aircraft after flying to the aid of an allied observation plane.  Lt. Putnam flew with the Lafayette Flying Corps prior to transferring to Army Air Service in June 1918.

 

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