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    U.S. Army Air Service Pilot's Log Books. These four log books were owned by 1st Lieutenant Kellogg Sloan of the U.S. Army Air Service, later the U.S. Army Air Corps. Each log book measures approximately 3.5" x 6", contains about 100 pages and is bound in hard cloth-covered covers which are lettered on the front board "Pilot's Book" and/or "Air Service" or "Air Corps", depending upon the dates. The pages are preprinted with columns for date, type of aeroplane flown, engine, type of work, detail of work, duration of flight, altitude reached, etc. The logs are entirely filled out by Lt. Sloan commencing with his aviation training as a cadet at Cornell University on November 1, 1917, chronicling hundreds of hours of flying through September, 1930. Sloan's aviation career took him to many locations including an air base in the Canal Zone, Panama. Each of Sloan's flights have been certified by officers who later contributed to the annals of aviation history including several signatures of John A. Macready who set many endurance records and made the first non-stop flight across the United States, and several signatures of Leigh Wade, a member of the first round-the-world flight in 1924. Undoubtedly research will reveal additional important names. Lt. Sloan also flew many important types of aircraft of the day including captured German aircraft like the Fokker D-VII. The logs show normal signs of aging and use, but all are still quite sound and in very good condition. As a note of clarification, Sloan numbered these four logs as 1 through 5, with number 2 seeming lacking. However, the four logs run in unbroken sequence of months and dates, so presumably Sloan numbered the second log in the series incorrectly.

    Estimate: $500 - $600.

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    June, 2010
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