American Aces of World War 1 by Norman FranksAmerican Aces of World War 1 by Norman Franks

American Aces of World War 1

byNorman FranksIllustratorHarry Dempsey

Paperback | September 25, 2001

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American fliers arriving in Europe from September 1917 brought with them no aircraft. Instead, US units had to obtain machines mainly from the British and French. From early 1918 American pilots were issued with SPAD fighters and they never looked back. As this volume details, the first American trained pilot to become an ace was Lt Douglas Campbell, who shot down five German aircraft by the end of May 1918. He was a member of the celebrated 94th 'Hat in the Ring' Aero Squadron, which created the bulk of American aces in World War I.
Norman Franks is one of the world's leading authorities on World War 1 fighter aviation, having published some of the seminal works on the subject. He is currently working on a long list of volumes on Great War aces for Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces series.
Title:American Aces of World War 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 10.06 × 7.14 × 0.22 inPublished:September 25, 2001Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1841763756

ISBN - 13:9781841763750

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Table of Contents

The US Air Service/US Squadrons attached to the British/US Squadrons attached to the French/Aces Profiles