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Lowry AFB Commemorative

Lowry AFB was the original location of the Air Force Academy. Continue reading

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Hat in the Ring Squadron

“That situation was not going to continue. I do not like to come in second.” Continue reading

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Pilots without parachutes – part 2

“If all of you pilots had parachutes,” he told me coldly, “then you’d be inclined to use them on the slightest pretext, and the Air Service would lose planes that might otherwise have been brought down safely.” Continue reading

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Pilots without parachutes

I was amazed when I learned that WWI pilots had no parachutes. Continue reading

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Hat in the Ring Squadron – origin of the insignia

A few weeks ago, I saw the Hat in the Ring insignia on a box of children’s toys. Continue reading

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The thought processes of engineers and pilots

One kind is an engineer so as to find out how to fix the thing he just broke. Continue reading

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Manfred von Richthofen salutes the English

God save the King! –Manfred von Richthofen Continue reading

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To shoot a balloon

Why did observation balloons count in aces’ scores? Continue reading

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Eddie Rickenbacker and the Ivy Leagues

Decisiveness is vital; intelligence is just a bonus. Continue reading

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The enemy as a guest

“The Englishman is our guest, and we don’t want to give him the impression that he is being pumped for information.” Continue reading

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