Lt. Earle Nichols was part of the 163rd Aero Squadron, which was a De Havilland DH-4 squadron for the 2nd Day Bombardment Group. This Group was organized on 1 November 1918 and was Major George E. Reinburg's first Air Service command at the Front. The group was ready for operations by 9 November but bad weather prevented them from flying any bombing missions before the Armistice.
David Mayhew, gift, 1995, 1996-0010, unknown
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This collection consists of 45 photographs relating to Nichols and the 163rd Aero Squadron. The images include: aerial views of air fields; 2nd Day Bombardment Group photographs and group photographs of the 163rd and the 100th Aero squadrons; wrecked aircraft; air-to-air photographs of aircraft and dirigibles; and ground shots of aircraft, mostly De Havilland DH-4s, and air fields. There is also a photo of the 2nd Day Bombardment Group Insignia.
United States. Army. Air Service. 2d Day Bombardment Group
United States. Army. Air Service. 2d Day Bombardment Group. 100th Aero Squadron
United States. Army. Air Service. 2d Day Bombardment Group. 163rd Aero Squadron
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4
National Air and Space Museum Archives