World War I was the first conflict to see widespread use of airpower. Initially used to locate the enemy; airplanes quickly found offensive uses. This form records the events of a U.S. First Pursuit Group patrol over the front lines in France on September 27, 1918. At the end of the action 2nd Lt. W.W. White sought credit for shooting down two enemy planes.
National Archives, Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I)