Pierre Karr writes to the home folks in Skidmore, Missouri in April 1918 from Hempstead Field at Long Island. He briefly mentions the airplanes at that location and more fully describes the meal plan. A squadron flies on its stomach, after all.
May you find something you love that makes you “as happy as a kid with a new red wagon.” From the June 13, 1918 Skidmore News, page 1: Neal Tells of Flying Love Field, Dallas, Texas Sunday evening. Dearest Folks:… Read moreLetters Home: Neal Tells of Flying
Dean Bailey writes home to his mother and father (and, thanks to the Skidmore, Missouri Standard, to everyone else in town) from England in September 1917.
Printed in the April 18, 1918 Skidmore News, page 10: From Our Boys. Pierre Karr Writes to Home Folks. Long Island, N. Y., April 6, 1918. Dear Folks: I received your flowers and letter last night. Ever so much obliged… Read moreLetters Home: Pierre Karr in Long Island
From the March 14, 1918 Skidmore News, page 1: From Newport News. Camp Stewart, Va. Dear Friends: Will write a line or two this evening as I hav’nt anything to do. Well, we left Funston last Wednesday, about three o’clock,… Read moreLetters Home: Reuben Hall in Newport News
From the February 14, 1918 Skidmore News, page 1: A Letter from Neal Montgomery to His Parents. Champaign, Illinois, Sunday afternoon. Dear Folks: — All is still well along the Potomac. I am now in E squadron and there are… Read moreLetters Home: Neal Montgomery
Published in the January 5, 1918 Skidmore News, page 6: From Pierre Karr. Taliferro Field No. 2, Everman, Tex. Editor, Skidmore News, Dear Sir, I thot I would write you, thanking you for the paper, that is those issues I… Read moreLetters Home: Pierre Karr in Texas
The Skidmore Standard had arranged to entertain its subscribers – current and potential – at the end of April 1899. The snow was finally gone, and the paper had been encouraging readers join them in a celebration of spring on… Read moreUps and Downs
The Skidmore Standard arranged with Prof. Cooper Sampson to hold a balloon ascension and parachute jump to celebrate the start of its fifth year. In the weeks leading up to the event, the paper published large ads and small in-page… Read moreGrand Balloon Ascension
From the April 4, 1918 Skidmore News, page 4: Will Be Balloon Man Fort Omaha, March 27, 1918 Skidmore News: I received the paper this morning. Was sure glad to get it as I can tell what is going on… Read moreLetters Home: John Aldridge, Balloon Man