This first book entitled "With the French Flying Corps" was written by Carroll Dana Winslow in 1917. Winslow pens his personal experiences and observations based on his time with the Flying Corps. The book is written as if he is telling a story to a listener. The amount of detail he includes is extremely valuable to an aviation collector.
In one chapter, he describes how the Squadron Commander is frustrated as are the pilots because the US was very slow in forwarding their commissions. At one point Winslow and some other pilots are thinking of quitting, and the commander intervenes on their behalf.
What is interesting, is that they were instructed by him to wear the insignia of an officer on their enlisted uniforms until their commissions came through so that they would be recognized and respected for their position.
There are many colorfully descriptive accounts of flight and the characteristics of each plane he flew. A very good read and look back in time to the day to day life of early aviators. Carroll Dana Winslow was a decorated Lafayette Flying Corps pilot, and died of pneumonia in New York City on 27 December 1932, at the age of 43.
This book is available on Google Books:
With the French flying corps - Google Books