To add a bit of detail, culled straight from Gorrell's history, 162nd Aero was organized 17 December 1917 at Line 13, Kelly Field, San Antonio, TX. Departed Kelly Field 21 December 1917 and arrived Wilbur Wright Field, Fairfield, OH 24 December 1917. Training at Wilbur Wright was in Schools of Administration, Airplanes, and Motor Transport.
Departed 20 February 1918 for Garden City, NY, were equipped and departed 24 February 1918, arriving Liverpool, England 5 March 1918. American Rest Camp, Romsey, England for 10 days, then to Dover, Kent for service at Swingate Downs, RAF Aerodrome. Training in rotary motors until 18 May 1918, then departed to RAF Joyce Green, Dartford, Kent.
Then it gets busier, as the squadron is split into four parts that go to different places. They eventually got as far as Air Service Supply Depot Nr. 1, Clichy, France, on 3 November 1918.
Commanding Officers in order:
1Lt Edmund B. Frye, Jr.
1Lt Luther W. Kibler
See Gorrell's info including commanding officers and roster of commissioned personnel of the squadron, as well as a note about a citation received by one of the men at 162nd Aero Squadron
and the next two pages.