Pioneer Air Service Aviator - 1929

22-P-138

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Vintage photo, 7.5x10", b&w, of Herbert A. Dargue. Photo rubber stamp dated 5/3/1929 with pencil identification of Dargue on reverse. Dargue was trained to fly by Frank Lahm in the Phillipines in 1911 and detailed to the aviation section in 1914. Dargue was the first to use air-to-ground radio in 1914 and he flew with the 1st Aero Sqdn against Pancho Villa in 1916. He reached the rank of MGen and was killed in an aircraft crash at the beginning of WWII. Very good; cropping marks around Dargue's face.