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Douglas Campbell - First All-American Ace

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Douglas Campbell - First All-American Ace

"Lieutenant Campbell learned to fly alone on a fast scout machine—a feat I do not remember any other American pilot having duplicated."

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The Worst Way to Die: To Fall, or to Burn?

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The Worst Way to Die: To Fall, or to Burn?

It was not quite one month after the Red Baron's death and ceremonious burial by his enemies, that America's Ace of Aces was laid to rest among a "huge pyramid" of flowers, with "hundreds of officers from all branches of the service" in attendance.

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Eventful Days for the 94th Aero Squadron

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Eventful Days for the 94th Aero Squadron

The stripped Nieuport wing assumed the flying characteristics of a brick.

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April 1918 - Rise of the Americans, Fall of the Red Baron

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April 1918 - Rise of the Americans, Fall of the Red Baron

100 years ago, the bullet that will kill the Red Baron has probably been cast, but...whose gun will it be loaded into?

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Why Lufbery's Gradual Introduction to Combat Worked

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Why Lufbery's Gradual Introduction to Combat Worked

Lufbery shepherded innocent lambs such as Campbell and Rickenbacker, and both showed themselves worth the trouble, as Campbell would soon become the first all-American ace and Rickenbacker would go on to succeed Lufbery as American Ace of Aces, piling up victories faster than anyone else in the final months of the war.

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