Home War Diary of Gen Frank P. Lahm – US Air Service World War One (Part One) Kite balloon being prepared for launch with a Canadian Kinematographer on board, May 1917

Kite balloon being prepared for launch with a Canadian Kinematographer on board, May 1917

A Caquot kite balloon ready to ascend. Note a motor winch and infantrymen hauling on ropes to hold the balloon down. Near Metz, 25 January 1918
An observation balloon ready to ascend over Ypres, France, 31 Oct 1917