Original U.S. WWI 829th Aero Squadron Named Uniform Grouping

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Original Items: Only One Set Available. Fine United States World War One Aero Squadron Uniform set that belonged to Private William Herbert Hanes who was assigned to the 829th Aero Squadron and served in France in 1918 during the Great War.

William Herbert Hanes
Born: January 12th, 1894 Zanesville, Ohio
Pre-War: Night Foreman, 43-45 N. High St. Columbus, OH
Service Number: 968194
Enlisted: June 5th, 1917 Columbus, OH

- January 13th, 1918 Kelly Field, TX
- August 31', 1918 829 A.S.
- AEF France: August 31st, 1918
- June 21st, 1919
- Discharged July 1st, 1919

- Married Leona M. Hanes
- Worked as Fire Fighter, Columbus OH
- Worked for Raney Tire Co.
- Member of American Legion Post 209

Died: June 8th, 1940 Akron, OH

The set is comprised of the following pieces:

- Original very good condition cotton four pocket tunic. Felt multi-piece Aero insignia to left shoulder, Aviation Section propeller insignia collar tab and well as correct U.S. eagle buttons.

Approximate Measurements:
Collar to shoulder: 10"
Shoulder to sleeve: 33"
Shoulder to shoulder: 16"
Chest width: 19"
Waist width:  17"
Hip width: 22.5"
Front length: 29"

- Original cotton jodhpurs style pants in very good condition.

- Original WWI triangular brass identification tag with chain which is engrave don one side AEF and the other engraved:


- Research with copies of wartime documents and photos.

Overall a high quality Aviation Section set that is documented as having served overseas during WWI.
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