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Knights Without Parachutes — hugh trenchard

St. Mihiel, Billy Mitchell, and the Balloon Buster

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St. Mihiel, Billy Mitchell, and the Balloon Buster

"We do not hike through the mud with you, but there are discomforts in our work as bad as mud, but we won't let rain, storms, Archies [anti-aircraft fire] nor Boches [German] planes prevent our getting there with the goods."

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Now Entering the Final Year of the First Air War

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Now Entering the Final Year of the First Air War

Meanwhile, the Germans would concentrate more on training and also would be fighting more defensively, conserving their aircraft and pilots. By the fall of 1918, the fortunes of German ground forces would be declining, but the German air force would have some of its best months of the war.

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