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    World War I: 17th Aero Squadron Sterling Silver Squadron Pin. 1 3/8", pin-back, unmarked. The pin depicts the Great Snow Owl and is constructed of overlaid silver. Organized on May 13, 1917, at Camp Kelly, Texas, the squadron was originally called Company M, Company B and the 29th Provisional Aero Squadron. In August 1918 the squadron officially became known as the 17th Aero Squadron. Detachments of the squadron served with the Royal Air Force upon arriving in France in February 1918. The squadron had six aces including Howard Burdick, Howard Knotts, and George Vaughn. Fine. To view an image of the back, please click here.

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