July 25, 1918

| November 30, 2011

Letter No. 8 France, July 25, 1918 Dear Folks: Bon jour! We are having some more rainy weather and consequently there is not much flying. On days like this everybody sits around and writes letters or reads magazines that are two to three months old. They’re just as good as the late ones as far […]

July 22-25, 1918

| November 28, 2011

**Journal** July 22, 1918 Flights have become normal again and we are getting our regular sleep. Nice summer weather now. Nothing new. Wrote a letter to Katherine today. Had peach pie for supper. Our mess is not very satisfying. **Journal** July 23, 1918 Rained hard all day, no flying. Spent the afternoon up at the […]

July 18-21, 1918

| November 25, 2011

**Journal** July 18, 1918 Busy all day; our big offensive is on. Tired, going to bed. **Journal** July 19, 1918 Big drive still on. Very little sleep. Very busy with radio, as all our ships are using it. No failures so far. **Journal** July 20, 1918 Big drive still on. My best friend Bolst, an […]

Knox Nicholson Jr.

| November 23, 2011

For those of you who don’t know, Knox Nicholson Jr. (my grandfather and the son of our prolific WWI writer) passed away on November 15th. I had the pleasure of attending a celebration of his life this week at the Runway Cafe in Woodlake, and it was fun to hear some old family stories. I […]

July 15-17, 1918

| November 23, 2011

**Journal** July 15, 1918 The big Boche drive is on out near the Chateau Thierry. They advance 22 Km and are now due east of us. We were up this morning at 3:30 getting things in shape to pull out on quick notice. **Journal** July 16, 1918 Received three letters today, one from Paw, one […]

July 14, 1918

| November 21, 2011

Letter No. 7 France, July 14, 1918 Sunday afternoon, 4:45 P.M. Dear Maw and Paw, I am a busy person now and hope I remain so. I have been waiting ever since I landed in France for this job, and now I have got it. As you must know by now, I am attached to […]

July 13-14, 1918

| November 18, 2011

**Journal** July 13, 1918 Working hard now. Have six men busy all day. Wish I had 50 for about a week. The squadron Radio was in bad shape, so I’m changing every set to the new type. It has been raining for the last four days, so there has been very little “observation work”. Raining […]

July 10-12, 1918

| November 16, 2011

**Journal** July 10, 1918 Paris: Arrived here at 8 A.M. Slept fairly well on the train. Am staying at the Du Palais, a Y.M.C.A. hotel. Met Jim Bequette here at supper. He stays here. Made arrangements to go out to my squadron in the morning in a machine. It is a 40 mile ride through […]

July 9, 1918

| November 14, 2011

France, July 9, 1918 Dear Folks, Well, I’m on the go again. I have to wait here at _____ five hours tho before my train leaves, so will drop you a note while resting here in a Red Cross canteen. I have not much to say, so just consider you are a “note” ahead instead […]

July 8-9, 1918

| November 11, 2011

**Journal** July 8, 1918 Planning to leave here tomorrow morning for Toul and then catch a train to Paris. From there I will strike out and try to locate my squadron. I know it is behind Chateau Thierry somewhere. Received my June pay check today of 793 francs. **Journal** July 9, 1918 Left Ourches early […]