United States Army Air Service Wing Badges – Uniforms & Insignia 1913-1918

By Maj Terry R. Morris, USA (Ret)
Export, PA: Scott Duff Publications, 1996
ISBN: 1888722061, 978-1888722062
Hardcover, 128 pages

From the Publisher

“The culmination of 9 years of extensive research into early army aviation. Over 200 World War I Aviators or their families were contacted. The result is information and photographs on 77 aeronautical wing badges, 32 collar insignia, and 23 sleeve insignia presented. Major Morris traces an individual aviator’s career from 17 May 1917 through 14 February 1919. Included are copies of 24 original documents from the initial telegram, ordering Lt. Byron Bilderback (27th Aero Squadron) to report for training to his discharge certificate releasing him from service. In addition, foreign wing badges worn by U.S. aviators and squadron insignia are discussed and illustrated. The growing concern for fakes is also addressed.”