Coffman Photo Album - Army of Occupation

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Coffman Photo Album - Army of Occupation

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This is the first of four photo albums of Floyd Wilmer Coffman. Mr. Coffman was an aerial photographer during World War I and then stayed in Europe after the war as part of the American Forces in Germany.

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Collection Items

Letter From Colonel H. Fowler to Commanding Officer of 16th Photo Section
Letter from Colonel H. Fowler commeding the 16th Photo Section's services.

1st Aero Squadron
Caption below image reads "B1 - 16th Photo Sec. ~ 1st Aero. Sqdn." Image shows an airfield with several buildings, motor vehicles, people, and a blimp.

First Prize Trophy
Inscription on trophy reads "First Prize won by first aero Squadron and 16th Photo Section III. ARMY CORPS, Pilot 2nd Lieut. Ives Calhoun, A, Observer 1st Lieut Veech T. Baird." Image shows First Prize trophy.

Trophies
Image shows four trophies, two first prizes and two second prizes.

16th Photographic Section
Caption below image reads "16th Photographic Section 2nd Day Bombardment Group." Image shows the 16th Photo Section posing for an photograph. First row of men each have their cameras in their laps.

General Order No. 80
The typed document is American Expeditionary Forces General Order No. 80 which details how photographs should be captioned.

Pontoon Brige Across Rhine
Caption below image reads "U.S. - 3AC- 1st Aero SQDN-B9-Pontoon Bridge Across Rhine Honnigen-308th ENGS-5/10/19-14h-200m-26cm-16th Photo Sec." Image shows a Pontoon Bridge across the Rhine River in the city of Bad Honningen.

Airplane View of Weissenthrum
Caption below image reads "Airplane View of a section of Weissenthrum, Germany. 1st Air squadron, 16th and 5th Aerial Photograph Sections, and a motor truck company were housed in this town after the armistice until July 14, 1919." Image shows a…

Airplane View of Weissenthrum
Caption below image reads "Another view of Weissenthrum." Image shows an aerial view of Weissenthrum looking east. The Rhine river is visible as is the Staint Trinity Parish Church and the Monument General Hoche.

The Kaiser Visiting Staff
Caption below image reads "The Kaiser visits his staff in Coblenz, Germany. Copy from a captured German photo."

DH-4 Airplanes in Flight
Image shows 2 De Havilland DH-4 airplanes flying with one in full view of the camera and the second partially captured. The wing of the airplane the photograph is shot from is visible as well.

DH-4 Airplane in Flight
Image shows one De Havilland DH-4 airplane with fields below.

Six DH-4 Airplanes in Flight
Image shows six DH-4 airplanes flying above clouds.

Close Up of DH-4 Airplane in Flight
Image shows a close up view of a flying De Havilland DH-4 airplane.

Salmson 2 Airplane in Flight
Image shows a single Salmson 2 airplane flying.

Salmson Observation Plane in Flight over Rhine Valley
Caption below image reads "U.S 3AC - 1st Aero Sqdn- A137- Salmson Observation Plane in Flight Over Rhine Valley-6/10/19-16th photo sec." Image shows a single Salmson 2 airplane in flight over fields.

Salmson Airplane in Flight
Image shows a single Salmson 2 airplane in flight.

Salmson Observation Plane in Flight (A 129)
Caption below image reads "U.S. - 3AC- 1st Aero SQDN-A 129-Salmson Observation Plane in Flight-6/10/19-16th Photo Sec." Image shows a single Salmson 2 airplane in flight with the second seat gun pointing up.

Salmson Observation Plane in Flight (A 130)
Caption below image reads "U.S. - 3AC- 1st Aero SQDN-A 130-Salmson Observation Plane in Flight-6/10/19-16th Photo Sec." Image shows a single Salmson 2 airplane in flight.

Salmson Observation Plane in Flight (A 133)
Caption below image reads "U.S. - 3AC- 1st Aero SQDN-A 133-Salmson Observation Plane in Flight-6/10/19-16th Photo Sec." Image shows a single Salmson 2 airplane in flight with the pilot looking at the photographer.

Aerial Photograph of Two Roads
Image is an aerial photograph of two roads and fields.

Aerial Photograph of a Road and Railroad Tracks
Image is an aerial photograph of a road, railroad tracks, and fields.

Aerial Photograph of Roads, Fields, and a Town by a River
Image is an aerial photograph of a few roads with one lined with trees, some fields, and a town in the bottom right next to a river. The photograph is partially ripped in the bottom right.

Aerial Photograph of Trenches and Fortifications
Image is an aerial photograph of trenches and fortifications on the side of a road next to a small forest.

Aerial Photograph of Airfield at the Edge of a Forest
Image is an aerial photograph of an airfield built at the edge of a forest with several large planes visible.

Aerial Photograph of Airfield Next to Forest
Image is an aerial photograph of several buildings built at the edge of a forest with a large dirt road intersecting through the photograph.

Aerial Photograph of a Forest With Several Buildings in it
Image is an aerial photograph of several buildings built in a forest with a road running along the upper right edge of the forest.

Aerial Photograph of a Forest, Railroad Tracks, a Road, and Trenches
Image is an aerial photograph of a forest, railroad tracks, a road, and a trench with shell craters around it.

Aerial Photograph of Trenches Next to a Town
Image is an aerial photograph of several trench lines with a small town to the right of them.

American Supplies at La Mons, France
Caption below image reads "An Unusual Photograph Showing the American Supplies at La Mons, France." Image shows large amount of vehicles parked along with several warehouses.
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