Great War Fighter Aces 1914 1916

Here, Norman Franks tells the story, in words and images, of the emergence of some of the greatest fighter aces to see action during the first half of the First World War.

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Author: Norman Franks

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 1783831820

Category: History

Page: 151

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Here, Norman Franks tells the story, in words and images, of the emergence of some of the greatest fighter aces to see action during the first half of the First World War. He explores the manner in which the situation developed from late 1914 to the late summer of 1916, the point at which Oswald Boelcke helped form the German Jasta system that would prove so devastating to the RFC and RNAS. Utilizing images drawn from his large personal archive of photographs, Franks profiles some of the greatest and most notorious aces, as well as the aircraft in which they flew. The first years of the war saw some of the bravest acts of pilot gallantry and ingenuity play out. Franks celebrates the legacy of just a handful of these individuals, participants on both sides, including Boelcke's premier ace Manfred Von Richtofen, Lanoe Hawker, Georges Guynemer, Albert Ball, Lionel Rees, Wilhelm Frankl, and Stanley Dallas amongst many others.

Great War Fighter Aces 1916 1918

This book explores the many ways in which fighter pilots developed tactics in order to outdo the opposition in the fight for allied victory. In so doing, they achieved high honors on account of their prowess in the skies.

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Author: Norman Franks

Publisher: Images of War

ISBN: 1473861268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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By the close of 1916, the air war over France was progressing amazingly. The Royal Flying Corps, the French Air Force and the opposing German Air Service, were all engaged in fierce aerial conflict and the Allied air forces were following a particularly successful if aggressive policy. They were taking the war to the Germans by constantly crossing the massive trench system that stretched from the North Sea to the Swiss border. With observation and bombing aircraft requiring constant protection from the German fighter Jastas, the fighter aces on both sides soon gained publicity and fame as a result of their daily engagements. This book explores the many ways in which fighter pilots developed tactics in order to outdo the opposition in the fight for allied victory. In so doing, they achieved high honors on account of their prowess in the skies. It also looks at the development of militarized flight during the course of these key years, revealing how each side constantly endeavored to improve their aircraft and their gunnery. By early 1918 the Americans were also starting to take part in the war against Germany, and any number of US citizens were joining both the French Air Service as well as manning their own Aero Squadrons. This publication covers the development of American air combat, whilst also recording the efforts of some of their ace pilots flying both British and French aircraft with precision and skill.

Great War Fighter Aces 1916 1918

Air. War. Becomes. More. Serious. In the first part of this two-part series, covering
1914-1916, we ended 1916 as the massive Somme offensive had finally petered
out and the German fighter force had established their Jagdstaffeln. It will be ...

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Author: Norman Franks

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473861282

Category: History

Page: 128

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By the close of 1916, the air war over France was progressing amazingly. The Royal Flying Corps, the French Air Force and the opposing German Air Service, were all engaged in fierce aerial conflict and the Allied air forces were following a particularly successful if aggressive policy. They were taking the war to the Germans by constantly crossing the massive trench system that stretched from the North Sea to the Swiss border. With observation and bombing aircraft requiring constant protection from the German fighter Jastas, the fighter aces on both sides soon gained publicity and fame as a result of their daily engagements. This book explores the many ways in which fighter pilots developed tactics in order to outdo the opposition in the fight for allied victory. In so doing, they achieved high honors on account of their prowess in the skies. It also looks at the development of militarized flight during the course of these key years, revealing how each side constantly endeavored to improve their aircraft and their gunnery.By early 1918 the Americans were also starting to take part in the war against Germany, and any number of US citizens were joining both the French Air Service as well as manning their own Aero Squadrons. This publication covers the development of American air combat, whilst also recording the efforts of some of their ace pilots flying both British and French aircraft with precision and skill.

Tracing your Great War Ancestors Ypres

Further Reading Foley, Michael, Pioneers of Aerial Combat: Air Battles of the First
World War, Pen & Sword, 2013 Franks, Norman, Great War Fighter Aces, 1914
1916, Pen & Sword, 2014 O'Connor, Mike, Airfields and Airmen of Ypres, Pen ...

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Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473823709

Category: Reference

Page: 160

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Do you have an ancestor who served at Ypres in the First World War, during the four years in which the city was in the front line? Perhaps you have thought of visiting the battlefields nearby and the monuments that commemorate them, and want to find out exactly where your ancestor served and what part he played in the four great battles that took place there???So many British soldiers served in Flanders during the long struggle to defend the Ypres Salient and to break out of it that there is a good chance that your ancestor was there at some stage of the war. This practical and informative handbook is an ideal guide to the struggle for the city and the stories of the men who took part in it. It is also a fascinating introduction to researching the Great War as a whole.??Simon Fowler outlines the course of the fighting around the city and he introduces the most important historical resources that you can use to explore the history for yourself. The book identifies the key sources for family historians, including at The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum, together with the many resources online that researchers can turn to. There is also advice on the literature, archives, museums and monuments that may help you to gain an insight into your ancestor's story.

Fighter Aces of the Great War

After war was declared in August 1914, he travelled to France as a mechanic with
No. ... arriving at Gosport he was posted to the Central Flying School at Upavon
near Salisbury Plain on 29 April 1916 for advanced training, arriving on 1 May.

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Author: Stephen Wynn

Publisher: Pen and Sword Aviation

ISBN: 9781473865440

Category: History

Page: 184

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History has recorded that the first ever powered flight took place at Kitty Hawk in America, on 17 December 1903 and was carried out by the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, who were aircraft designers and manufacturers. By the time of the outbreak of the First World War, aviation was only eleven years old. The daddy of battlefield warfare until that point in time had been the cavalry, a position it maintained even as war was declared on the Western Front. Aircraft were not initially seen as an offensive weapon and were instead used by both sides as observation platforms, or to take aerial photographs from. Even when they were eventually used in an offensive capacity, they did not have machine guns attached to them; if the crew wanted to open fire then they had to use a pistol or rifle. As the war progressed so the use of aircraft changed from being an observational tool, to that of a fighter and bomber aircraft - something that had never been foreseen at the outbreak of the war. The book then looks at the fighter aces from all sides. These were pilots who had been credited with shooting or forcing down a minimum of five enemy aircraft, of which their were hundreds. While some of these aces survived, many of them were killed. The most famous fighter ace of all is without doubt the German pilot known as the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen.

Adult Subject Catalog

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Author: Orange County Public Library (Calif.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036945601

Category: Library catalogs

Page: 905

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Military Heritage of America

Cruttwell , Charles R . M . F . A History of the Great War . ... Dickman , Joseph T .
The Great Crusade : A Narrative of the World War . ... The German General Staff
and Its Decisions , 1914 - 1916 , Dodd , Mead , New York , 1920 . ... Fighter Pilots
of World War I . St . O4 Joffre , Josephin ' s Press , New York World War I . St .
Joffre , Joseph J . S . The Personal Memoirs of Joffre , Harper , New York , 1932 .

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Author: Richard Ernest Dupuy

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: 0840382251

Category: History

Page: 384

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Reporting the Great War

HS, 9 October 1914. BC, 26 November 1915. NWN, 6 January 1916. ... SA, 12
September 1914. spelt his name wrongly) was one of Germany's leading fighter
aces, with fifteen kills to his credit when he was himself shot down and killed in ...

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Author: Stuart Hylton

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473838765

Category: History

Page: 166

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The Great War of 1914–1918 was the world's first total conflict. It drew the whole population into the war effort as never before. The armed forces recruited on a scale that was previously unimaginable, and the munitions industries drew more and more citizens into the labour market. The entire national economy was thrown onto a war footing. The local newspapers of those years provide a unique picture of these momentous changes, and Reporting the Great War uses their words to recapture the experience of the time. It illustrates in telling detail the human tragedies and triumphs of a nation at war and the day-to-day preoccupations of communities trying to find normality during an unprecedented emergency. Sections of the population were gripped by 'hun-phobia' the fear that everything Germanic was an agent of the enemy. Terror of aerial attack and the shortages caused by the German submarine blockade brought the reality of war close to home. Unfamiliar terms entered the national vocabulary conscription, conscientious objection, rationing and pre-war assumptions, from the role of women to the use of alcohol, were challenged and changed.Stuart Hylton's fascinating account of the British home front during the Great War, as it was seen through the newspaper columns of the day, shows a nation seemingly sleepwalking into a war in 1914 and emerging, four years later, with the hope that a better world would come with the peace.

The First World War

CORBETT , SIR JULIAN S . , History of the Great War : Naval Operations , 3 vols .
( London , 1920 ) . ... CUNEO , John R . , The Air Weapon , 19141916 (
Harrisburg , Pa . , 1947 ) . ... OUGHTON , FREDERICK , The Aces ( New York ,
1960 ) .

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Author: Jere Clemens King

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106005310799

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 350

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Over the Front

R.D. Layman's Naval Aviation in the First World War : Its Impact and Influence (
Naval Institute Press , 1996 ) describes the prevention of strategic surprise on pp
. ... John R. Cuneo , The Air Weapon , 1914-1916 , Military Service Publishing
Company , Harrisburg , 1947 , pp.70-73 . ... Above the Lines , A Complete Record
of the Fighter Aces of the German Air Service , Naval Air Service and Flanders ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121706449

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page:

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Cavalry of the Clouds

Air War Over Europe 1914-1918 John Sweetman ... 1930 ) Duffy , C. , Through
German Eyes : The Battle of the Somme 1916 ( 2006 ) Dugdale , B.E.C. , Arthur
James Balfour , First Earl ... War I ( 1919 ) Johns , W.E. , Fighting Planes and
Aces ( 1932 ) Jones , H.A. , The War in the Air ( official history , Great War ) , vols
2–6 ...

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Author: John Sweetman

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: IND:30000127004731

Category: History

Page: 224

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This is undoubtedly the best history of the Royal Flying Corps on the Western Front. Beautifully reserached, it has a fine grasp of detail and shows deep understanding of the context in which these young men risked-and so often lost-their lives. Professor Richard Holmes CBETD --

Winged Mars The air weapon 1914 1916

23 . Pages 256 - 257 . Memorandum from French Tenth Army . 184 , p . 7 . titude
toware of air fightekke s best friend ch which Page 258 . Boelcke . 132 , pp . 200ff
. This airman returned to the front with two pilots from the Eastern Front who had ...

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Author: John R. Cuneo

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4498458

Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page:

View: 370

Library of Congress Catalog

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Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211443051

Category: Subject catalogs

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