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ALBERT A. CREE ONE OF FIRST OVER THERE
Tyrone Young Man Landed In France on May 15, 1917.
Albert A. Cree, now a second lieutenant in the aviation unit in France, is perhaps one of the first Blair county boys to go to France, the officer having a service of fifteen months in aviation against the Huns. His early enlistment was with France.
Albert, aged 20, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cree of Tyrone, and he left his studies at Columbia university to enlist. For six months he served as an ambulance driver for the French. He has been “over there” since May 15, 1917. During his service with the French he received a citation for bravery and an acknowledgement of the good service rendered.
In November, 1917, he joined the aero service with the U. S. forces and was commissioned recently as a second lieutenant. He writes that he enjoys the life very much and that he is anxious to get his chance to bring down then Huns.
Keywords/Tags: Lieutenant Albert A. Cree, Harry Cree, WWI, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania