Flying Fury: Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps
Flying Fury: Five Years in the Royal Flying
James McCudden was one of Great Britain’s most brilliant flying aces. From September 1916 until his death in July 1918 he shot down fifty-seven German planes. Flying Fury is his remarkable story, written a few months before his last flight, and records in fascinating detail the life of a World War One fighter pilot ace. McCudden’s account provides fascinating insight into the development of aerial warfare. He began his life with the Royal Flying Corps in 1913 as a engine-fitter and records the early flights that were made by the British military. At the outbreak of the First World War he left England for France and by 1915 he was in the sky as an observer and gunner. It was only in 1916 that he began to train as a pilot before he took to the skies and became an exceptional fighter pilot; on one occasion shooting down three enemies in as many minutes. His work records in brilliant detail the confusion of the dogfights, the camaraderie of the men who knew they were putting their lives on the lines, the boredom of being grounded and the thrill taking to the skies. Tragically McCudden’s life was cut short just four months before the end of the war, not during combat with enemy planes, but instead due to engine failure that caused his plane to plunge into the ground below. Fly...
- ASIN: 197359398X
Peanuts Snoopy WWI Flying Ace Figure - San Diego Comic Con Exclusive
The Flying Circus: Rough & Dirty (Historical Gay, MM, MMM, Dirty Talk, Dom/sub overtones, WW1 Flying Aces)
The Flying Circus: Rough & Dirty (Historical Gay,
Hermann loves it when Bruno talks dirty. He also loves when he's rough with him. It's perfect, really.The combination offers just the right kind of distraction from the war. Being a pilot on the western front is a deadly business. Every flight could be their last so they're determined to make the most of the time they've got left. They're in a constant competition for harder, faster, better and filthier, pushing beyond their limits in pursuit of ever greater pleasures.This is an erotic short story of about 7200 words, describing graphic and not exactly gentle sexual encounters between two respectively three men.
- ASIN: B0757KBXHB
Above and Beyond: The Incredible Story of Frank Luke Jr., Arizona's Medal of Honor Flying Ace of the First World War
Above and Beyond: The Incredible Story of Frank
"An intimate and inspiring portrait of a true hero few people know. This book should be required reading for anyone interested in American history--or for readers looking for a book they won't be able to put down." - Tom McCarthy, author of "The Greatest Medal of Honor Stories Ever Told." Above and Beyond is the incredible true story of Frank Luke Jr. Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1897, Luke was an adventurous young man who was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. When America entered the First World War in 1917, Luke became a fighter pilot in the newly-formed U.S. Army Air Service and was soon serving with a combat squadron in France. Seen as a "high-strung, excitable boy," scorned by his squadron mates and frequently at odds with his commanders, "Above and Beyond" tells the story of how Luke soon became one of the most revered fighter aces on the Western Front. Exhibiting great audacity and skill in combat, he quickly racked up an impressive number of air-to-air victories, many of them against heavily-defended observation balloons which few pilots dared to attack. "Above and Beyond" chronicles Luke's most daring mission of all on September 29, 1918, which cost him his life, and for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
- Brand: Lloyd Keith Warren
- ASIN: 1507727275
Bill Lambert: World War I Flying Ace
Bill Lambert: World War I Flying
World War I fighter pilot William C. Lambert of Ironton, Ohio, flew for the British Royal Air Force in 1918. When he left the Western Front in August, he had 22 victories--then the most achieved by any American pilot. (By the time of the Armistice in November, his total was surpassed by Eddie Rickenbacker, the former race car driver from Columbus, Ohio, with 26 victories.) Lambert survived the war and lived into his eighties, unwilling until late in life to seek public acclaim for his war record. This book examines his life and the wartime experiences that defined it.
- ASIN: 1476664676
Peanuts Snoopy WWI Flying Ace Pilot Great Pumpkin Playset
The Red Baron: The Graphic History of Richthofen's Flying Circus and the Air War in WWI (Zenith Graphic Histories)
The Red Baron: The Graphic History of Richthofen's
In The Red Baron, graphic artist and author Wayne Vansant illustrates the incredible story of Manfred von Richthofen, whose unparalleled piloting prowess as a member of the Imperial German Army Air Service made him a World War I celebrity, both in the air and on the ground. In his signature style, enjoyed by readers of Normandy and Bombing Nazi Germany, Vansant beautifully depicts the fearsome intelligence and mid-flight awareness that would earn Richthofen eighty documented air combat victories over the Western Front in the halcyon days of military aviation. From his beginnings as cavalry member and a pilot-in-training to the years he spent commanding Jasta 11 from the cockpit of his fabled red plane, to his eventual leadership of the ultra-mobile Jagdgeschwader 1 (aptly nicknamed "Richtofen's Flying Circus" by nervous foes because of the group's colorful airplanes and mobile airfields), The Red Baron brings the story of this legendary figure to life. Richthofen died young under controversial circumstances, but the Red Baron's astonishing skill and tactical acumen lived on far long after his death and helped usher in a new type of warfare that would reign supreme twenty-five years later: war in the air.
- Brand: Vansant Wayne
- ASIN: 076034602X
- UPC: 752748346024
The Red Baron: WW1 German Flying Ace.(Manfred von Richthofen:80 Air Combat Victories).: *100th Anniversary Tribute (April 1918 - April 2018) WW1: '30 Minute ... (WW1 Military Teenager Series. Book 5)
The Red Baron: WW1 German Flying Ace.(Manfred von
Amazon's 2018 Best Selling 'WW1 Military Teenager Series.' About The AuthorAlex Devaney is an Independent Publisher, Author and Freelance Writer. Since receiving a Honours Diploma in Freelance and Feature Writing from London School of Journalism, Alex has had numerous articles published on Military History, Social History, and Military Crime. Alex has also published twelve ebooks on Military History. 100th World War One Anniversary (1914 -1918); Maps, Photographs and Famous Leaders.4 Stars. Amazon Review by 'M' (USA Site).I really liked it. This is a quick and very good read. Written in a straight to the point and easy to grasp manner.3 stars. Amazon Review. (Brazil Site) Fernando Procopius.A good read for anyone who wants to know only the basics of the German ACE. 4 Star Amazon Review. Raymond McDonald.I like it. Well worth reading. Very good.5 Star Amazon Review. Mark R.I like his style. There is no fluff, no padding, just the relevant facts; along with the right background information. The Red Baron was a thoroughly good, informative read. I highly recommend it. Manfred von Richthofen, was the infamous Red Baron, who stalked the skies in a reign of terror during WW1. He hunted down his prey with military precision; then executed his kill with no mercy. His distinctive red plan...
- ASIN: B00IHRCS1C
Camel Combat Ace: The Great War Flying Career of Edwin Swale CBE OBE DFC*
Camel Combat Ace: The Great War Flying Career
This work follows the First World War career of Captain (later wing commander) Edwin Swale, CBE DFC and bar, who served with 210 Squadron RAF, piloting Sopwith Camel scouts between March and October 1918. During this timeframe, he destroyed seventeen enemy aircraft, the majority being the formidable Fokker DV11. He undertook a series of perilous operations, including patrols, bombing and strafing missions and bomber escorts. After the cessation of hostilities, he continued his flying career by piloting gliders over his native Derbyshire. He rejoined the RAF during the Second World War and ended the conflict as an intelligence officer in charge of Ultra operations with the 2nd TAF. His son Duncan also served in the RAF during the Second World War, flying low-level intruder operations in de Havilland Mosquitoes and earning a DFC and a US DFC. Swale also gave noted service to his native Chesterfield as a councillor, alderman, mayor and JP. This is his story, told in full and thrilling detail.
- ASIN: 1473866847