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Knights Without Parachutes — eddie rickenbacker

World War 1 Armistice Day Centenary

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World War 1 Armistice Day Centenary

"I glanced at my watch. One minute to 11:00, thirty seconds, fifteen. And then it was 11:00 A.M., the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. I was the only audience for the greatest show ever presented." 

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Armistice? Or Keep Going?

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Armistice? Or Keep Going?

Don't waste this fighting spirit, Pershing warned, "An armistice would lead the Allied Armies to believe this the end of fighting and it would be difficult if not impossible to resume hostilities with our present advantage in morale in the event of failure to secure at a peace conference what we have fought for."

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The Most Intense Part of WW1 for America

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The Most Intense Part of WW1 for America

Four American airmen recieved the Medal of Honor for deeds in WWI: Rickenbacker, Luke, Goettler and Bleckley. Fall of 1918 was a busy time for American soldiers and the journalists covering them. The main events leading to all four of these medals happened within about a two-week period over the end of September and the beginning of October,

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Rickenbacker's Medal of Honor and Udet's Last Victory

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Rickenbacker's Medal of Honor and Udet's Last Victory

"I cut back the engine and dived silently on the last Fokker. He glanced behind him at the same moment that I pressed my triggers. He tried to pull away, and that was his last living act."

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American Aces of Aces Had Short Lifespans

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American Aces of Aces Had Short Lifespans

"One can imagine the mental torture Sumner Sewell endured during the next few minutes! It takes some time to fall three miles even at the top speed of a 220 H.P. motor."

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