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Kiffin Rockwell, the Lafayette Escadrille and the birth of the United States Air Force

Author: T B Murphy
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With the outbreak of World War I in August 1914, Kiffin Yates Rockwell of Asheville, North Carolina, volunteered to fight for France. Initially serving with the French Foreign Legion, he soon became a founding member of the Lafayette Escadrille. This book covers Rockwell's early life and military service with the Lafayette Escadrille"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Murphy, T.B., 1979-
Kiffin Rockwell, the Lafayette Escadrille and the birth of the United States Air Force.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016
(OCoLC)956953571
Named Person: Kiffin Yates Rockwell; Kiffin Yates Rockwell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T B Murphy
ISBN: 9781476664019 1476664013
OCLC Number: 934885295
Description: x, 187 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The early years --
Leaving home --
World War I begins --
Training in the French Foreign Legion --
At the front --
The Battle of Artois --
Kiffin's recovery and new hope --
Pilot training --
The creation of the Lafayette Escadrille --
Verdun --
The Lafayette Escadrille comes of age --
Passing the torch --
The climax of the Lafayette Escadrille --
The transition to the U.S. Air Service --
The dawn of American air power --
The legacy of the Lafayette Escadrille --
Final thoughts.
Responsibility: T.B. Murphy.

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