American Field Service Hat Badge

American Field Service Hat Badge

Sunday, March 21, 2010



I have long been interested in the people who served as volunteer ambulance drivers in World War I before America officially entered the War. The two main volunteer ambulance units were the American Field Service and Norton Harjes. Expatriate writers Henry Grew (Harry) Crosby and Malcolm Cowley were both members of the American Field Service. If you are interested in the history of these organizations I strongly recommend the website By far the most accurate and in depth site dealing primarily with the American Field Service (AFS) in World War I and beyond.

I plan to use this site as a way to show the experience of the volunteer ambulance drivers and expatriates through pictures and artifacts with a special focus on Malcolm Cowley and Harry Crosby.  I will only be using material from my collection unless otherwise noted.  All pictures are taken by me unless otherwise noted.