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166th Aero Squadron Wooden Box

Note: This item is currently in storage.

The 166th Aero Squadron was organized at Kelly Field, Texas, in 1917. Shortly after, it moved to Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, where the squadron received training with the Curtiss JN-4 and Standard J-1 aircraft. The 166th Aero Squadron served as a day bombardment squadron on the Western Front during World War I.

The design the of 166th Aero Squadron’s emblem is a sun rising up from behind the Earth positioned with Europe displayed and a bomb falling towards enemy territory; the Earth is also flanked by an American flag on each side.

This box is approximately two inches high by 10-3/16 inches wide by eight inches deep.

Donated by Sterling Becker.

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