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JOIN THE AIR SERVICE / LEARN - EARN. Circa 1918.
30x20 inches; 76 1/4x51 cm. Forbes, Boston. Condition B+ / A-: creases and minor tears at edges; sharp fold at upper right, through text; creases in image. Paper.
The roots of America's present day Air Force extend back to August 1, 1907, when the U. S. Army Signal Corps established a small aeronautical division. When World War I began, in 1914, the extent of the American Air Force was "12 officers, 54 enlisted men and six aircraft" (http://www.af.mil/history/overview.shtml). On May 24, 1918, President Wilson removed responsibility for American military aviation from the Signal Corps and placed it within two agencies under the supervision of the U.S. Army: the Bureau of Aircraft Production and the Division of Military Aeronautics. These two branches were officially recognized as the U.S. Army Air Service. Rawls 174, Theofiles 28.