Where We Go
- Army Air Service, Cantigny Battlefield, After 1918
- Aerial Expeditionary Force with Edward Steichen
- Silver print
- National Air and Space Museum
- Aerial Expeditionary Force Photography Collection
- Image No. AerPhoto-CantignyBattlefiel
World War I gave birth to a new dimension of warfare—the use of the airplane to gain advantage in the battlefield. The Army Air Service (forerunner of the U. S. Air Force) conducted air observation sorties on a systematic basis. As the war progressed, the aerial camera became an essential tool to gain intelligence on the enemy’s fortified defenses, logistics, and troop movements.