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Formed: 21 September 1917 at Kelly Field, Texas
Mobilized: 30 June 1918
Insignia: Flying Mercury
Aces: 7  
Victories: 34 Airplanes
0 Balloons
Losses:   Killed in Action (KIA)
  Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA)
  Wounded in Action (WIA)
  Prisoners of War (POW)
 
On 30 June 1918, the 139th Aero Squadron became part of the 2nd Pursuit Group and David Putnam scored the squadron's first victory.
 
Aces Aircraft COs Aerodromes
1 Wendel Robertson 7
2 Karl Schoen 7
3 Robert Lindsay 6
4 Harold George 5
5 Edward Haight 5
6 John Owens 5
7 David Putnam 4
1 Nieuport 28
2 SPAD VII
3 SPAD XIII
1 Maj. Lawrence C. Angstrom
2 Jan 1918 - 18 Nov 1918
2 1st Lt. David Putnam (acting)
12 Sep 1918 - 13 Sep 1918
 
 
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