Erwin Beardslee

37th Aero Squadron


Private First Class Erwin W. Beardslee served in the 37th Aero Squadron in France during World War I. His widow, Mrs. Lily V. Beardslee contributed his collection of newspapers printed overseas for servicemen assigned to the American Expeditionary Forces.

The Friends helped make the Beardslee collection available online by funding digitizing the newspapers.


"Erwin Beardslee, son of Mrs. Ora Beardslee of 34 Liberty street, Pontiac, is probably now somewhere in France. He enlisted in the Thirty-seventh Aero squadron, which was in training at San Antonio, Tex., and the last word his mother had from him was that he had embarked with “The Fighting Thirty-seventh” for the war zone."



The Daily Mirror

September 14, 1916


Plane News

April 27, 1918


Plane News

June 1, 1918

Plane News

August 10, 1918

Plane News

August 17, 1918



Plane News

January 25, 1919


Souvenir Menu

First Anniversary of the 37 Aero Squadron

May 29, 1918