This collection consists of Mahlon Philip Bryan's cadet logbook from the 27th Aero Squadron, 1917-1918; Early Birds membership card; F.A.I. Aero Club of America Aviator's Certificate number 580; 1959-1960 membership card for the American Field Service; handwritten history of the 27th Aero Squadron; Early Birds membership rosters; several copies of Early Bird publication Chirp; correspondence and photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Mahlon Philip "Phil" Bryan (8/9/1895-196?) attended the Harvard Summer Aviation School in 1916 and served in France with the American Field Service (AFS) before the American entry into World War I.
Mrs. William Kirkpatrick, Gift, 2004
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