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Hawker VC- The First RFC Ace: The Life of Major Lanoe Hawker VC 1890-1916.

Author: Hawker.; MC.; Tyrrel M
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, LLC 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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By the age of 25 Lanoe Hawker of the Royal Flying Corps had won the VC and DSO. He was the first pilot to record five 'kills' before being shot down and killed by Baron von Richthofen (The Red Baron). Lanoe's biography was written by his brother Tyrrel as a tribute. The Hawkers came from a distinguished sporting family with strong military and naval records and Lanoe from the outset set his sights on flying for the  Read more...
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Hawker, Tyrrel M.
Hawker VC- The First RFC Ace : The Life of Major Lanoe Hawker VC 1890-1916.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hawker.; MC.; Tyrrel M
ISBN: 9781473829640 147382964X 9781473830806 147383080X
OCLC Number: 896700463
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright; Foreword; Introduction; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction to 2013 Edition; Part I: Born to Serve; Chapter 1: Hawker; Chapter 2: Ancestral; Chapter 3: Longparish; Chapter 4: Geneva; Chapter 5: The Navy; Chapter 6: The Army; Chapter 7: Growing Wings; Chapter 8: Ireland; Part II: War; Chapter 9: Soaring; Chapter 10: Winter Comes; Chapter 11: Steady Work; Chapter 12: Looping; Chapter 13: Archie; Chapter 14: Zeppelin Shed; Chapter 15: Gas Attack; Chapter 16: Courage Unsurpassed; Chapter 17: Bristol Scout; Chapter 18: V.C. Chapter 19: White FeatherPart III: Hawker's Squadron; Chapter 20: Early Days at Hounslow; Chapter 21: Strenuous Training; Chapter 22: The D.H.2; Chapter 23: The First Scout Squadron; Chapter 24: The Fokker Scourge; Chapter 25: Arrival in France; Chapter 26: Many Inventions; Chapter 27: Work and Play; Chapter 28: The Fokker Defeated; Chapter 29: Death of Mitchell; Chapter 30: Sweeping the Sky; Chapter 31: The Sky Swept Clear; Chapter 32: German Reinforcements; Chapter 33: Attack Everything; Chapter 34: Aeroplanes and Engines; Chapter 35: Morale versus Material; Chapter 36: Lanoe's Last Leave. Chapter 37: An Eye for an EyeChapter 38: The Last Fight; Chapter 39: T.; Chapter 40: The Grave; Chapter 41: Death of a Fighter Squadron; Chapter 42: War Memorial; Chapter 43: My Brother; Appendix I; Appendix II; Plates.

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Major Lanoe Hawke was one of only 19 flying VCs. By the age of 26 Hawker had won his VC and DSO. He was the first pilot to record five 'kills'. Contains Baron von Richthofen's (The Red Baron)  Read more...

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