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Terror of the autumn skies : [the true story of Frank Luke, America's rogue ace of World War I]

Author: Blaine Lee Pardoe
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frank Luke, Jr. was an unlikely pilot. In the Great War, when fliers were still knights of the air, Luke was an ungallant loner?a kid from Arizona who collected tarantulas, shot buzzards, and boxed miners. But during two torrid weeks in September 1918, he was the deadliest man on the Western Front. In only ten missions, he destroyed fourteen heavily?defended German balloons and four airplanes, the second highest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pardoe, Blaine Lee, 1962-
Terror of the autumn skies.
New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2011
(OCoLC)706409774
Named Person: Frank Luke; Frank Luke
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Blaine Lee Pardoe
ISBN: 9781616082949 1616082941 9781628738094 162873809X
OCLC Number: 829180156
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 301 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. First blood --
2. The wild boy --
3. Fly with the eagles --
4. Into the air --
5. The American Expeditionary Force --
6. The front --
7. Busting balloons --
8. Fire in the sky --
9. The dynamic duo --
10. Roar in the skies --
11. Recognition --
12. The darkest of times --
13. In the limelight --
14. Ivan the missing --
15. Crescendo --
16. "Watch for burning balloons ahead ..." --
17. Into the setting sun --
18. When time stood still --
19. One man, many lives --
20. The stuff of legends.
Responsibility: Blaine L. Pardoe.

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