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Lost Wings of WWI : Downed Airmen on the Western Front 1914-1918.

Author: Martin Bowman
Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new publication from eminent military historian Martin Bowman chronicles the stories of airmen downed on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918, representing a contribution on the author's part to the 100th anniversary of the Great War. It's speciality focus makes for a truly unique compendium of visceral First World War accounts of the incredible, bloody, aerial battles flown by the RFC, German, American,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bowman, Martin.
Lost Wings of WWI : Downed Airmen on the Western Front 1914-1918.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2014
Named Person: Edith Cavell; Edith Cavell
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Bowman
ISBN: 9781473842229 1473842220 9781473842267 1473842263
OCLC Number: 893731750
Description: 1 online resource (254 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Prologue; Chapter 1: 'Not So Quiet On The Western Front'; Chapter 2: The Grim Game of Escape J.R. Ackerley; Chapter 3: Trapped In Belgium Harry Beaumont; Chapter 4: Patriotism Is Not Enough; Chapter 5: Exploits Of The Escaping Club A.J. Evans MC and bar; Chapter 6: Inveterate Escapers Duncan Grinnell-Milne MC DFC and bar; Chapter 7: Billy Bishop VC; Chapter 8: The King of the Fighter Aces; Chapter 9: McKeever --
Two-Seater Ace; Chapter 10: Hazards Of Escape Lawrence A. Wingfield MC DFC. Chapter 11: Duel In The Dark Grenville MantonChapter 12: Black Leader Ace; Chapter 13: The Flying Hussar; Chapter 14: The Circus F. Suckling; Chapter 15: The Casualty Reverend John H.W. Haswell; Chapter 16: 1st Lieutenant George W. Puryear, USAS 95th Aero Squadron; Chapter 17: 1st Lieutenant J.D. Fuller Jr (pilot), USAS. 2nd Lieutenant Virgil Brookhart (observer), USAS. 135th Aero Squadron; Chapter 18: 2nd Lieutenant Oscar Mandell, USAS. 148th Pursuit Squadron; Chapter 19: 2nd Lieutenant Howard C. Knotts, USAS. 17th Aero Squadron. Chapter 20: 1st Lieutenant Charles R. Codman, USAS. 96th Aero SquadronChapter 21: 1st Lieutenant B.B. Battle, USAS. 91st Observation Squadron; Chapter 22: 1st Lieutenant Marian Coldwell Cooper, USAS. 20th Bombardment Squadron; Chapter 23: Major Frederick Powell; Chapter 24: Dice-With-Death Dallas; Chapter 25: A VC's Story; Chapter 26: Balloon Buster; Chapter 27: August To November 1918 H.F. Taylor53; Chapter 28: Epilogue; Index.

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An engaging collection of first-hand accounts, illuminating the experiences of pilots shot down on the Western front during World War One. Alongside tales of shot down airmen, we also have tales of  Read more...

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