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WWI at Home Cleve Crosley

Born near Bonnie Lake, Cleve Crosley was inducted into the Army on October 5, 1917, at Spokane. He served with the Machine Gun Company 361st Infantry, the 434th Aeronautical Construction Squadron Signal Corps, and the Headquarters Spruce Production Squadron at Vancouver, Washington. Cleve was discharged December 17, 1918. He returned to farming south of Cheney after the war.

Organized as 434th Aero Squadron at Vancouver Barracks in Washington, it was re-designated 69th Spruce Squadron, July 1918 and transferred to Clatsop, Oregon and assigned to Spruce Production Division.

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  1. My grate uncle was in the 17th Spruce Squadron, 2nd Prov. Regt. His name is Benjamin Kline. I have his discharge paper, military picture, and 41 names of other soldiers he was with they were in different Squadrons.

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