Flying Aces of World War I

Francis A. Chauncy (Cover painting) New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1973. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. The format is approximately 5.25 inches by 8.125 inches.[4], 185, [3] pages. Illustrations. Map. Bibliography. Index. Decorative front cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. Spine chipped at bottom. Some page discoloration noted. Designation of TX 1912 on front cover. Lt-Colonel Gene Gurney was a U.S. Air Force officer and a prolific author on many different subjects. Although much of his work was concerned with aviation history, he wrote books on several other topics as well. Gene was born in Freemont, Ohio on July 5, 1924. He earned a BS in military science from the University of Maryland, an MS and Ph.D. in Government Administration from George Washington University and from Pacific Western University. Gene served in the Air Force for 30 years as command pilot with Strategic Air Command, author of military books and public information officer. His military career included arresting a German spy after WWII. He was awarded two Legion of Merit awards and two Bronze Stars. He retired in 1973 as Lieutenant Colonel. Gene started his next career at NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He retired in 2005 after 30 years of service. Gene served his country over 60 years. He managed to publish 59 non-fiction books under Gene Gurney on various subjects such as military and aviation history. Flying aces from the various WWI armies were highlighted with each pilot featured in short chapters. Among the pilots covered are: Georges Guynemer, Albert Ball, Manfred von Richthofen, Raoul Lufbery, Edward Mannock, Willy Coppens, Dave Ingalls, and Eddie Rickenbacker. There is also a discussion of The Lafayette Escadrille. Condition: Fair.

Keywords: Georges Guynemer, Albert Ball, Manfred von Richthofen, Raoul Lufbery, Escadrille Lafayette, Edward Mannock, Willy Coppens, Dave Ingalls, Eddie Rickenbacker, Pilots, Fighter Aircraft, Aces

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