Collection Item Summary:
"Ford service truck used in 1917 by U.S. Air Service, World War I at Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois; left, Lt. Roderick Tower; right, Civilian instructor, Mr. Pond." Two men (one in US Army Air Service uniform, one in civilian hat and jacket) pose informally beside truck modified for use in aircraft maintenance; note bench vise mounted to structure at center. Aircraft hangars visible in background.
Collection Item Long Description:
- Aeronautics, Military
- World War, 1914-1918