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Name: Wendel Archibald Robertson
Wendel Robertson
Country: United States
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: United States Air Service
Units: 139th Aero
Victories: 7
Born: 07 May 1894
Place of Birth: Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 03 November 1963
Place of Death: Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA
Cemetery: Forest Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA
 
 
Graduating from Yale in 1915, Wendel Archibald Robertson entered the United States Air Service in 1918. He scored 7 victories flying the SPAD XIII and was the highest scoring ace of the 139th Aero Squadron.
Jonesboro Weekly Sun, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Wednesday, 26 March 1919, page 9
 
Victories
  Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 10 Sep 1918 1650 139th SPAD XIII Pfalz D.III Mardigny
2 18 Sep 1918 1610 139th SPAD XIII Pfalz D.III 1 Pagny-sur-Moselle
3 18 Sep 1918 1610 139th SPAD XIII Pfalz D.III 1 Pagny-sur-Moselle
4 28 Sep 1918 0915 139th SPAD XIII Pfalz D.III 2 Clery-le-Petit
5 10 Oct 1918 1200 139th SPAD XIII Fokker D.VII 3 Andevanne
6 23 Oct 1918 1615 139th SPAD XIII Fokker D.VII 4 Brieulles
7 30 Oct 1918 1545 139th SPAD XIII Fokker D.VII 5 Villers-devant-Dun

1 Shared with Lt H A Garvie, Lt Robert Lindsay, Lt G V Moy, Lt John Owens, Lt Karl Schoen, Lt R D Shelby
2 Shared with Lt Edward Haight, Lt Robert Lindsay
3 Shared with Lt H Pointer
4 Shared with Lt J J Quinn
5 Shared with Lt J H Carr, Lt J J Quinn
 
Books
American Aces of World War 1
by Norman Franks, Harry Dempsey (Illustrator) / Paperback / Osprey Publishing (September 25, 2001)
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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