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Catalog Number 2007.89.2
Object Name Letter
Accession number 2007.89
Description Letter. Dated November 9, 1917. Loggia, Italy. The letter is on YMCA letter head. In his letter he talks about the town of Loggia, Italy. He says it's a very dirty town and not too great. Mostly it is a town of Moors and Muslims, it's on the East coast of Italy about a few hundred meters away from the Adriatic Sea. The flying field is about a mile outside of town and very nice and clean. Also talks about the various planes that were stationed with him. The Small 450 PF and the 100PF, talks about how the mtoors are different and the hours of training it takes to fly them. He worked on night bombardment drills and he flew solo for 200 minutes and feels he is now ready. He later went on a raid in Italy and was one of the first Americans to enter Italian airspace. Then he goes on to say he is enjoying it so far and the thrill of flying.

From the service of 1st Lt. Kenneth Bell, US Air Service, 28th Aero Squadron, 3rd Pursuit Group, AEF in France and Italy.
Date November 9, 1917
People Bell, Kenneth
Subjects World War I
Aviators
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