Fighting the Flying Circus: The Greatest True Air Adventure to Come out of World War I (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 25, 2009 - History - 324 pages
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In Fighting the Flying Circus, Captain Rickenbacker recounts his combat missions against the Germans in the skies over Europe during WWI.
  

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Review: Fighting the Flying Circus: The Greatest True Air Adventure to Come out of World War I

User Review  - Walt Tenor - Goodreads

I selected this book because I wanted a light, swashbuckling adventure and maybe pick up a few details about the historical epoch. Imagine my surprise when I discovered a completely charming and ... Read full review

Review: Fighting the Flying Circus: The Greatest True Air Adventure to Come out of World War I

User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

Fighting the Flying Circus is the wartime journal of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's top surviving fighter ace in World War I. The narrative, told casually and in first person, is a fast paced, fun, and ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
GLOSSARY OF EXPRESSIONS USED IN EARLY AVIATION
CHAPTER IIntroducing Archie
CHAPTER IIThe Aerodrome
CHAPTER IIIOur First Sorties
CHAPTER IVDowning My First Hun
CHAPTER VJimmy Meissner Strips His Wings
CHAPTER VIJimmy Halls Last Fight
CHAPTER XIXThe ChateauThierry Salient
CHAPTER XXThe Death of Quentin Roosevelt
CHAPTER XXIThe Flying Circus Scores Heavily
CHAPTER XXIIOur Spads Arrive
CHAPTER XXIIIBack Close to Verdun
CHAPTER XXIVThe SaintMihiel Drive
CHAPTER XXVAmerican Ace of Aces
CHAPTER XXVICaptain of the HatintheRing Squadron

CHAPTER VIINew Responsibilities
CHAPTER VIIIA Victory and a Narrow Escape
CHAPTER IXDown in Flames
CHAPTER XLufbery Is Killed
CHAPTER XISquadron Festivities
CHAPTER XIIJimmy Meissner Again
CHAPTER XIIIAmericas First Ace
CHAPTER XIVBumpier Number 16
CHAPTER XVCampbells Last Flight
CHAPTER XVIBecoming an Ace
CHAPTER XVIIA Perplexing Bank of Fog
CHAPTER XVIIIStrafing the Drachen
CHAPTER XXVIIAn Eventful D Day
CHAPTER XXVIIIFrank Luke Strafes His Last Balloon
CHAPTER XXIXA Night Mission
CHAPTER XXXA Days WorkSix Victories
CHAPTER XXXISeeing the War9
CHAPTER XXXIIA Regular Dogfight
CHAPTER XXXIIIAn Airplane Movie Show
CHAPTER XXXIVAn Overzealous Ally
CHAPTER XXXVThe End Draws Near
CHAPTER XXXVILast Victory of the Great War
OFFICIAL VICTORIES OF THE Q4TH AERO SQUADRON
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