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|SPA124 Lafayette Escadrille|
Aviation Elite Units Vol. 17
American Volunteer Airmen in World War 1.
Guttman. This book follows Spa. 124, the only French squadron made up of American volunteers. Organized in April 1916 and dubbed the Escadrille Lafayette, it achieved only modest success but included colorful characters that captured the public imagination. When the U.S. entered the war, many Lafayette veterans helped prepare U.S. pilots for combat. 128 pages, 125 B&W photographs, 47 color profiles, 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.
|In the Footsteps of the Red Baron |
O'Connor & Franks. Designed for the battlefield visitor and the reader at home, this book takes you on a tour of sites significant to the history of Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, whose total of 80 aerial victories was the highest score achieved by any World War I pilot. You'll visit aerodromes, cemeteries, memorials and other locales, learning about the events and the people recalled at each. 176 pages, 125 B&W photographs, maps, 5¼"x 8½", softcover.
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