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Old 4 February 2005, 10:30 AM   #1
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Medal of Honor

I am considering buying the book "Medal of Honor- Aviators of World War I" by Flying Machines Press. Does anyone have knowledge about it?? Is it similar in content and format to " Victoria Cross " ??? Thanks.
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See Barrett Tillman's book review.
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I guess no ones read it. And only one reviewer !!!
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Medal of Honor- Aviators of World War I

I have not had the chance to read "Victoria Cross" so I can not compare the two.
MOH WWI aviators is a great book book. A good, quick read and covers all American aviators in all Theaters of the war. Italy, The Western front and back at home. It has been awhile since I have read it so I am going off of Memory. Worth the price and worth getting.

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It's a Terrific Book!


Well, I didn't respond at first because I thought the well-written review by Barrett said it all. Yes, it is in very similar format to the Victoria Cross book, with absolutely superb illustrations. Alan Durkota tells the stories of every MOH aviator very well, and shares many excellent photos of the men and their aircraft. Included are rare images of Nieuport 28s and Spads of the 27th and 94th Aero Squadrons, as well as DH4's of the 50th Aero and Macchi flying boats and Curtiss N-9s. For me the highlight is the superb section of beautiful color profiles rendered with great accuracy and detail by the talented Juanita Franzi (these are computer generated and are as good as they come). The color section was done with input from Alan Toelle, so the colors are very accurate.

One minor caution; the info on Frank Luke should be updated by referring to "Over the Front" Vol. 19 No. 2, Summer 2004. That issue has a new Spad flown by Luke (No. 21). Also you should refer to Vol. 19 No. 4 for additional info; for instance, the photo on page 29 of the MOH book is incorrectly identified as Frank Luke. Alan Toelle has shown that this is actually Daniel W. "Dodd" Cassard of the 147th Aero.

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Many thanks to all for your replies. With such endorsements, I will definitely be buying" Medal of Honor". I have ordered " Victoria Cross ", after learning what a great book it is. " Victoria Cross ", for those who may not be familiar with it, concerns itself with the British aviators who earned the Victoria Cross during WWI. The biographies of each are described, along with color profiles of their aircraft. I hope my copy arrives soon.
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Based upon that review,

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See Barrett Tillman's book review.
And Mister Tillman's impeccable reputation as a critic, I went right out and ordered it from Amazon-dot-Com.

Thank you, boss, for the link. Fair winds and following seas!

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