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Ace Hand
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An RFC Aircraftman in World War One
by FLB Burns
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword (January 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1844153525

Many stories have been written about the exploits of pilots and observers of the Royal Flying Corps, but little has been written about the experiences of the 'ground staff'. These unsung heroes worked in atrocious field conditions to keep the primitive aircraft operational. This is one man's story of working as ground crew from June 1913 to November 1920. It is a close-up of operational life in the RFC and follows the author's experiences of many fronts during the war and shortly after. The author encounters many legendary heroes such as a young James McCudden and offers his observations of the way the war was fought.
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Ace of Aces
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The Life of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker
by H. Paul Jeffers
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press (September 30, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN: 0891417915

"Remembered as the American who destroyed the most enemy planes and balloons--26--during World War I, Eddie Rickenbacker tasted fame before the war as a race-car driver. His daredeviltry made him newspaper copy for a hero-hungry public, his brushes with aerial death eventually inspiring, by his actual demise in the 1970s, numerous biographies and memoirs. Most of them are long out of print, and Jeffers' review of Rickenbacker provides the opportunity to fill a vital biographical niche in the aviation shelf. Besides recounting acts and deeds, Jeffers develops Rickenbacker's Horatio Alger-like personality, for he was confident he would be successful and was willing to start by sweeping floors. Rickenbacker got his foot in the door of the infant automobile industry, in which mechanical aptitude and diligence could take a boy with a grade-school education far. But not to the top: Jeffers argues Rickenbacker also planned ahead carefully, a factor in his survival in dogfights and his creation of Eastern Airlines. A solid performance." Gilbert Taylor Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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Aces and Airmen of World War I
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by Alan C. Wood
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Brassey's UK (February, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN: 1857533801

It was a remarkable world where the ground soldier had to look up to see his enemy for the first time in history, where daring young flyers carried pistols to fire at each before more advanced weapons were invented, where Manfred von Richthofen, 'the Red Baron' was king of the skies. This book included the aces and airmen from Britain, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Russia and the Austro-Hungarian force and is a quality illustrated reference for historians, preservationists and restorers, Moonless and all who like to study history through the lives of the people who made it.? ?Alan C Wood, a writer since 1958, served as a regular in the RAF on air and ground duties at home and abroad. He is co-author of The First Air War: A Pictorial History 1914-1919 and German Knights of the Air 1914-1918: The holders of the Order Pour le Merite. He lives in Bournemouth, UK.
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Aces and Kings
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by L.W. Sutherland
Hardcover: 340 pages
Publisher: Naval & Military Press (June 20, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1847344356
ISBN-13: 978-1847344359
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 1.3 inches Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

A personal account of the Australian Flying Corps in the middle-east. It details the author's personal experience as a pilot as well as those of his squadron mates including Charles Kingsford Smith, Ross Smith and other well known aviation pioneers. The book includes a chapter on supporting Lawrence ('of Arabia') in his daring actions in WW1. A fascinating look at the life and tragedies of early flying which provides an insight into the reality of Australians at war.
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Aces Falling: War Above the Trenches, 1918
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by Peter Hart
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: WN (October 1, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0297846531
ISBN-13: 978-0297846536
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.5 x 1.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds

Strap into an open cockpit and relive the final days of the great aces of World War I! By 1918, the war was nearing its end and the legendary knights of the sky-names like Richthofen, Edward Mannock, Herman Goering, Billy Bishop, among others-were writing its bloody final chapters. Author Peter Hart, the Oral Historian at Britain's Imperial War Museum, has been granted unprecedented access to the museum's archives; through these rare manuscripts and firsthand accounts, he provides a riveting perspective on the first true "air war." From the swirling dogfights to the bombing missions that became ever more deadly, the book reveals the terrible scope of aerial combat and commemorates the men who fought, killed, and died in the clouds above.
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Aces Falling: War Above the Trenches, 1918
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by Peter Hart
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Phoenix (January 6, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0753824078
ISBN-13: 978-0753824078

Relive the final days of the great aces of World War I! By 1918, the war was nearing its end and the legendary knights of the sky-names like Richthofen, Edward Mannock, Herman Goering, Billy Bishop, among others-were writing its bloody final chapters. Author Peter Hart, the Oral Historian at Britain's Imperial War Museum, was granted unprecedented access to the museum's archives; through these rare manuscripts and firsthand accounts, he provides a riveting perspective on the first true "air war." From the swirling dogfights to the bombing missions that became ever more deadly, the book reveals the terrible scope of aerial combat and commemorates the men who fought, killed, and died in the clouds above.
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Aces High
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The War in the Air over the Western Front 1914-18
by Alan Clark
Hardcover
Publisher: Hamlyn (January 1, 1999)
ISBN: 0760716765
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Air Aces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1914-1918
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by Martin O'Connor
Hardcover: 338 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 1.17 x 11.28 x 8.78
Publisher: Flying Machines Press; (January 1986)
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An Air Fighter's Scrapbook
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(Vintage Aviation Library, 24)
by Ira Jones
Paperback
Publisher: Presidio Pr (June, 1991)
Language: English
ISBN: 1853670731
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Airfields & Airmen of the Channel Coast
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by Michael O'Connor
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Leo Cooper Ltd (January 19, 2006)
ISBN: 1844152588

In this latest addition to the Airfields and Airmen Series, Mike O'Connor describes the dramatic air actions that took place along the Belgian and North France coastline during The Great War.In addition to the Royal Fighting Corps and RAF aspect this volume covers the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) and Belgian Air Service (AMB) as well as the German Naval Air Service.
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