Lt Byron Bilderback wore this uniform while serving with the 27th Aero Squadron in France, 1918. Lt. Bilderback received his aviation training at Foggia, Italy and upon completion was shipped to France where he was eventually assigned to the 27th Aero. On his tunic he sports a bullion (British manufacture) wing and ribbon bars for the Italian War Medal and US WW1 Victory medal. On the lapel is a british style wing and prop and opposite lapel a US. The second wing is an Italian manufactured wing and still retains the Piza Italy tag on the back. He is wearing this wing in the picture. He was partial to the british open collar style uniform which was worn by a number of US aviators during the war.