standing by plane at Mexican front, 1916
Library of Congress Collection, 9-17-07
TRANSCRIPT OF HAND-WRITTEN PERSONAL DIARY OF FIRST LIEUTENANT HERBERT A. DARGUE, SIGNAL CORPS USA,
PILOT OF CURTISS JN-3 #43, FIRST AERO SQUADRON, OF HIS EXPERIENCES AS A MEMBER OF THE PUNITIVE
EXPEDITION INTO MEXICO AGAINST PANCHO VILLA, AND ALSO PARTIALLY DESCRIBING HIS PART IN EFFECTING THE
CHANGE IN STATUS OF THE AVIAITON SECTION OF THE SIGNAL CORPS.
Personal Diary Punitive Expedition intoMexico
Flew machines to Fort Sam Houston, disassembled and put on train.
Scouting flight looking for Gorrell. Bowen fell yesterday.
Col. Dodd with 7th Cav. had battle at Guerro, killed 90 Villistas.
Machine surrounded by Mexicans who tampered with all parts of it.
Crashed and wrecked plane completely. I was not injured.
Hiking cross-country to camp.
Still walking toward camp, no water yet..
Arrived in camp after 45 hours over 60 miles of rough country.
Reported to General Pershing results of Chihuahua trip.
Visited Signal Office and War College.
Saw Capt. Taylor, Long talk with Venable.
His plane, number 43
Collection of J. J. Snyder, 11-27-07