Above the Bright Blue Sky. More about the War Birds.

Springs, Elliott White

Edité par Grosset & Dunlap, Garden City, 1928
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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[6], 275 pages, cloth, back strip sun-faded otherwise fine. From Wikipedia: Elliott White Springs (July 31, 1896 – October 15, 1959) , was a South Carolina businessman and an American flying ace of World War I, credited with shooting down 16 enemy aircraft. Springs enlisted in the United States Army in 1917. He was sent to England to train with the Royal Air Force, and was selected by the Canadian flying ace Maj. William Avery Bishop to fly the SE-5 with 85 Squadron over France. After 4 claims with 85 Squadron, and after recovering from wounds received in action on 27 June 1918, he was reassigned to the U. S. Air Service's 148th Aero Squadron under the operational control of the RAF. On 3 August 1918, while escorting DH9s bombers, Springs shot down three Fokker DVII scouts in flames. On 22 August 1918, he attacked five Fokker DVIIs, shooting down one into a wood near Velu. He sent another enemy aircraft 'out of control'. On 22 August 1918, he engaged three Fokker DVII scouts, and Lieutenant Springs shot down 'out of control'. By 24 September 1918, Springs had claimed 12 victories destroyed and 4 driven down 'out of control'. He had shared three wins with such squadronmates as Lieutenants Henry Clay and Orville Ralston. Also, late in the war, at about this time, Springs rose to command of the 148th as it and the 17th Aero Squadron joined the 4th Pursuit Group. Upon his return to the United States, Springs wrote numerous books, short stories, and articles. Many of these were about his experiences in combat aviation. The most notable of these was Warbirds: The Diary of an Unknown Aviator, which was based the correspondence of John McGavock Grider, a friend and comrade of his who did not survive the war. N° de réf. du libraire 30205

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Titre : Above the Bright Blue Sky. More about the ...

Éditeur : Grosset & Dunlap, Garden City

Date d'édition : 1928

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket

Edition : Reprint

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