New England Aviators 1914-1918: Their Portraits and Their Records, Volume 1

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Caroline Ticknor
Houghton Mifflin, 1919 - Aeronautics - 472 pages
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This presentation of the two volume history of aviators New England aviators is an excellent resource to researchers whether their interest is World War 1 aviation or researching their own family tree. From the interviews and correspondence with the aviators themselves, who read their own bios and those of their friends in the Postwar period, the accuracy of the biographies were confirmed. The process of collecting these detailed profiles involved the book's publisher and their agents reaching out to the aviators families to ensure accuracy and also useing government records, local town newspapers and the major New England newspapers of the era. These two volumes have also been a credible resource for writers, historians and geneologists in researching this generation of men and their lives during challenging times for them and their families.


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Page 194 - For distinguished and exceptional gallantry at Chateau Thierry on July 15, 1918 in the operations of the American Expeditionary Forces. In testimony thereof and as an expression of appreciation of his valor I award him this citation.
Page 190 - Jordаn, by accurate operation of his machine gun, in spite of wounds in the shoulder and leg, aided materially in the victory which came to the American ships, and returned safely with 36 vnluable photographe.
Page 59 - For extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, October 9, 1918. While on a voluntary patrol over the enemy's lines he observed three enemy Fokkers attacking one of our balloons. He unhesitatingly attacked, and in a bitter combat that lasted for five minutes he succeeded in bringing one of the enemy planes down in flames and driving off the others.
Page 90 - For extraordinary heroism in action near Rouvres, France, September 15, 1918. While on a mission he found an enemy patrol of eight machines attacking a single American observation machine. He immediately attacked, destroying one and forcing another down out of control, his own plane being badly damaged by enemy machine-gun fire. He managed to convey the American plane to safety. A bronze oak leaf is awarded him for the following act of extraordinary heroism in action near Mangiennes and...
Page 226 - I want to say, in closing, if anything should happen to me, let's have no mourning in spirit or in dress. Like a Liberty Bond, it is an investment, not a loss, when a man dies for his country.
Page 254 - CAMP BORDEN, October 24, 1917. Mother Dear,— I feel no bitterness against the Huns as individuals or as a race. It is war that I hate, and war that I am willing to give all to end as permanently as possible, for it is n't the men that war kills, it is the mother's heart which it destroys, that makes it hateful to me.
Page 192 - ... to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army of the United States...
Page 188 - Aug. 11, 1918. Under the protection of three pursuit planes, each carrying a pilot and an observer...
Page 184 - He volunteered under the most adverse weather conditions to stake the advance lines of the 82d Division. Disregarding the fact that darkness would set in before he and his observer could complete their mission, and at the extremely low altitude of 150 feet, he proceeded amid heavy antiaircraft and ground machine-gun fire until the necessary information was secured. On the return, due to darkness, he was forced to land on a shell-torn field and proceeded on foot to headquarters with valuable information.
Page 202 - American Expeditionary Forces In testimony thereof, and as an expression of appreciation of his valor, I award him this CITATION Awarded on 27 March 1919 JOHN J. PERSHING Commander-in-Chief...

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