Bill Lambert

Author: Samuel J. Wilson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476664676
Format: PDF
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World War I fighter pilot William C. Lambert of Ironton, Ohio, flew for the British Royal Air Force in 1918. When he left the Western Front in August, he had 22 victories--then the most achieved by any American pilot. (By the time of the Armistice in November, his total was surpassed by Eddie Rickenbacker, the former race car driver from Columbus, Ohio, with 26 victories.) Lambert survived the war and lived into his eighties, unwilling until late in life to seek public acclaim for his war record. This book examines his life and the wartime experiences that defined it.

SE 5 5a Aces of World War I

Author: Norman Franks
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147280211X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Royal Aircraft Factory SE 5/5a was, along with the Sopwith Camel, the major British fighting scout of the last 18 months of the war in France. It equipped several major squadrons, the first being No 56 Sqn in April 1917. This unit became famous for the number of aces it had among its pilots, including Albert Ball, James McCudden, Geoffrey Bowman, Richard Maybery, Leonard Barlow, Hank Burden and Cyril Crowe. In all, 26 aces flew the aircraft with No 56 Sqn alone. Other well-known units were Nos 1, 24, 29, 32, 40, 41, 60, 64, 2 AFC, 74, 84, 85 and 92 Sqns. A number of Victoria Cross winners also flew SE 5/5as, namely Ball, Mannock, McCudden, Beauchamp Proctor and Bishop. Among the aces, no fewer than 20 scored more than 20 victories. In all, there were almost 100 SE 5/5a aces, and a large number of them are profiled in this volume. Supporting the text are more than 110 photographs, 37 brand new colour artworks and detailed appendices listing every pilot who 'made ace' on the SE 5/5a.

American World War I Pilots

Author: Source: Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781233064250
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 77. Chapters: American World War I flying aces, United States Army Air Forces pilots of World War I, Jimmy Doolittle, Eddie Rickenbacker, Kenneth Walker, Hobey Baker, Blaine Stubblefield, George Brett, Harold M. McClelland, Harold L. George, Oliver P. Echols, Frank Luke, Barney M. Giles, George Augustus Vaughn, Jr., Frederic Ives Lord, Arthur Bluethenthal, Raoul Lufbery, David Sinton Ingalls, Clayton Bissell, Francis Peabody Magoun, Arthur Raymond Brooks, R. V. Truitt, Charles J. Biddle, Field Eugene Kindley, Lloyd Hamilton, John Donaldson, George E. Stratemeyer, Howard Knotts, William Thaw II, Frederick Libby, Russell Maughan, Robert D. Knapp, William Tipton, Harvey Weir Cook, Lester J. Maitland, Horace Meek Hickam, John F. Curry, Douglas Campbell, Donald Hudson, Arthur Easterbrook, Allen Elward, James Meissner, David Putnam, Elliott White Springs, Karl Schoen, Henry Clay, Oliver Colin LeBoutillier, Joseph Frank Wehner, James P. Herron, DeFreest Larner, Francis W. Gillet, Jacques Swaab, Lowell Smith, Lawrence Callahan, Otto Carpell, Emile John Lussier, William C. Lambert, Fredrick I. Eglin, James Beane, Ralph Ambrose O'Neill, Clinton Jones, Archibald Buchanan, Chester Wright, Remington Vernam, Herbert Dargue, Kiffin Rockwell, Edgar Tobin, Hamilton Coolidge, August Iaccaci, Harold Koch Boysen, Frank Hays, Francis Simonds, Murray Guthrie, James Alfred Keating, Leonard Hammond, Norman Cooper, Howard Burdick. Excerpt: Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 - July 27, 1973) was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. He was also a race car driver and automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the longtime head of Eastern Air Lines. Rickenbacker driving in the 1915 American Grand Prize at San Francisco.He was born Edward Ricken...

American World War I Flying Aces Eddie Rickenbacker Frank Luke Frederic Ives Lord George Augustus Vaughn Jr Francis Peabody Magoun

Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155156941
Format: PDF
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 36. Chapters: Eddie Rickenbacker, Frank Luke, George Augustus Vaughn, Jr., Frederic Ives Lord, Raoul Lufbery, David Sinton Ingalls, Clayton Bissell, Francis Peabody Magoun, Arthur Raymond Brooks, Charles J. Biddle, Field Eugene Kindley, Lloyd Hamilton, John Donaldson, Howard Knotts, William Thaw II, Frederick Libby, William Tipton, Douglas Campbell, Donald Hudson, James Meissner, David Putnam, Elliott White Springs, Karl Schoen, Henry Clay, Oliver Colin LeBoutillier, Joseph Frank Wehner, Francis W. Gillet, Jacques Swaab, Lawrence Callahan, Emile John Lussier, William C. Lambert, James Beane, Ralph Ambrose O'Neill, Clinton Jones, Archibald Buchanan, Chester Wright, Remington Vernam, Kiffin Rockwell, Hamilton Coolidge, August Iaccaci, Harold Koch Boysen, Frank Hays, Francis Simonds, Murray Guthrie, James Alfred Keating, Leonard Hammond, Norman Cooper, Howard Burdick. Excerpt: Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 - July 27, 1973) was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. He was also a race car driver and automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the longtime head of Eastern Air Lines. Rickenbacker driving in the 1915 American Grand Prize at San Francisco.He was born Edward Rickenbacher (without a middle name) in Columbus, Ohio to German-speaking Swiss immigrants. From childhood, he loved machines and experimented with them, encouraged by his father's words: "A machine has to have a purpose." In what was to become one of the defining characteristics of Rickenbacker's life, he nearly died many times in events ranging from an early run-in with a horse-drawn carriage, to a botched tonsillectomy, to airplane crashes. His first near death experience occurred when he was in the "Horsehead Gang." He lived near a mine, and they d...

War

Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405347783
Format: PDF, Docs
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Take a guided tour of every major conflict through the ages, in ebook format Trace the epic 5,000-year story of warfare from the earliest battles to the War on Terror. Explore the campaigns and conflicts, the warriors and commanders and the tactics, weapons and technology that have shaped human warfare. With fascinating features on topics including; the role of infantry, siege warfare, military tactics and the treatment of wounded soldiers. Combining a clear and compelling historical narrative with a wealth of fascinating supporting features, this is a definitive visual guide to this brutal, intense and often heroic dimension of the human story.

The Complete Fighter Ace

Author: Mike Spick
Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal
ISBN:
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This comprehensive guide to all the fighter aces from World War I to the jet age, describes the combat techniques and tactics of the most outstanding pilots of this century.

Aces

Author: William Yenne
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425176993
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A collection of true-life stories captures the triumphs, courage, and accomplishments of World War II aviators on both sides of the conflict, including American David McCampbell, Germany's Erich "Bubi" Hartmann, and Britain's James Edgar Johnson. Original.