Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Military Monday - Herschel Lander with the 4th Corps Balloon Group


Corp. Herschel S. Lander, World War I
My husband's great uncle, Herschel S. Lander
(23 Jun 1890-28 May 1940), son of Warren and Annah Lander, was in France during World War I with the American Expeditionary Force, 4th Corps Balloon Group.

On back of World War I Postcard Photo reads the following:

Mr. W. J. Lander & Family
A Merry Xmas
  &
A Happy New Year
Corp. Herschel S. Lander
Headquarters Co. Balloon Group
4th Army Corps
Am. E.F.
A.R.O.775.

World War I Balloon units of the U.S. Army:
  • 1st Corps Balloon Group consisted of the 1st, 2nd, and 5th Balloon Companies.
  • 3rd Corps Balloon Group consisted of the 3rd, 4th, 9th, and 42nd Balloon Companies.
  • 5th Corps Balloon Group consisted of the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 12th Balloon Companies.
  • First U.S. Army Balloons consisted of the 1st Corps Balloon Group which consisted of the 11th and 43rd Balloon Companies.
  • 4th Corps Balloon Group consisted of the 15th, 16th, and 69th Balloon Companies.
  • 6th Corps Balloon Group consisted of the 10th Balloon Company.
Air Service World War I posters fromWikipedia
For more information, go to www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

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