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World War I for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series) by R. Kent Rasmussen

World War I for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series) by R. Kent Rasmussen

Author:R. Kent Rasmussen [Rasmussen, R. Kent]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Published: 2014-03-31T21:00:00+00:00


Flying Aces

AS AERIAL combat grew more frequent, a new class of skilled fighter pilots developed. These were the elite pilots who squeezed every ounce of speed and maneuverability out of their planes to put themselves in the best positions to shoot down enemy aircraft. Pilots who shot down at least five enemy planes were dubbed “aces.” To help raise morale both within the military and at home, many air services created special awards to recognize their ace pilots.

French-built Nieuport fighter plane with both a drum-fed machine gun and belt-fed machine guns synchronized with its propeller.

Collier’s New Photographic History of the World’s War (New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1918)



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