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This 93rd Aero Squadron was formed from select recruits at Jefferson Barracks at St. Louis, Missouri. The unit was activated on August 21, 1917 at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas and was assigned to the Third Pursuit Group, First Pursuit Wing of the First Army, A.E.F.

The 93rd departed Kelly Field on September 29, 1917 for Europe after completing their training. The unit traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, leaving on October 13, 1917 aboard the S.S. Pannonia and arriving at Liverpool, England on October 29, 1917. The 93rd remained in England at Beaulieu until June 24, 1918. The 93rd left for France arriving at Issoudon, France on July 7th for further training. The 93rd finally arrived at the front at Vaucoulers on July 28th. The unit participated in operations in the Toul Sector at St. Mihiel and the Meuse –Argonne offensive. The 93rd was stationed at Lisle-en- Barrois, Foucaucourt and Colombey - les- Belles from September 24th until December 15th.

The war came to a conclusion on November 11, 1918 with the signing of the Armistice. The unit participated in 157 missions and shot down 32 enemy planes. The 93rd Aero Squadron suffered 2 men killed, 1 wounded and 5 taken prisoner during the conflict. The 93rd departed for America on March 3, 1919 at Brest, France aboard the S.S. America and arrived in Hoboken New Jersey on March 13, 1919. The unit was stationed at nearby Camp Mills until the end of March. The 93rd Aero Squadron was demobilized at the Air Service Depot at Garden City, New York on March 31, 1919.

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CAMP MILLS, MINEOLA, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK 1919
 
 
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