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War Bird Ace : the Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. Kindley (C. a. Brannen Series)
by Ballard, Jack Stokes

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Capt. Field E. Kindley, with the famous Eddie Rickenbacker, was one of America's foremost World War I flying aces. Like Rickenbacker's, Kindley's story is one of fierce dogfights, daring aerial feats, and numerous brushes with death. Yet unlike Rickenbacker's, Kindley's story has not been fully told until now.

Field Kindley gained experience with the RAF before providing leadership for the U.S. Air Service. Kindley was the fourth-ranking American air ace; his exploits earned him a Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster from the United States and a Distinguished Flying Cross from the British government.

In February 1920, during a practice drill Kindley led, some enlisted men unwittingly entered the bombing target area. "Buzzing" the troops to warn them off the field, Kindley somehow lost control of his plane and died in the ensuing crash.

Using arduously gathered primary materials and accounts of Great War aces, Jack Ballard tells the story of this little-known hero from the glory days of aerial warfare. Through this tale, an era and a daring flyer live again.

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War Bird Ace: the Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. Kindley (Volume 8) (C. a. Brannen Series)War Bird Ace: the Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. Kindley (Volume 8) (C. a. Brannen Series) (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2007
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Price: $4.49
Seller: St. Vinnie's Books, Eugene, OR, USA
Condition: Good
Notes: Hardcover This item shows wear from consistent use but remains in good readable condition. It may have marks on or in it, and may show other signs of previous use or shelf wear. May have minor creases or signs of wear on dust jacket. Packed with care, shipped promptly.
War Bird Ace: the Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. Kindley (C. a. Brannen Series)War Bird Ace: the Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. Kindley (C. a. Brannen Series) (Hard Back)
Pub. Date: 2007
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Price: $22.00
Seller: K. L. Givens Books, Bella Vista, AR, USA
Description: Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Inscribed By the Author
Condition: NF in NF jacket
Notes: Hardback book bound in dark gray cloth-covered boards with silver title on the spine. Only defect to note on the book is the INSCRIPTION TO SENATOR KEN SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. No defects to note on the dust jacket. Book is the biography of Captain Field E. Kindley who along with Eddie Rickenbacker was one of America's foremost Aces of World War I. Includes description of his "dog fights". Black and white photos. 208 pages including the Index.
 
 
 
 

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Overview

Capt. Field E. Kindley, with the famous Eddie Rickenbacker, was one of America's foremost World War I flying aces. Like Rickenbacker's, Kindley's story is one of fierce dogfights, daring aerial feats, and numerous brushes with death. Yet unlike Rickenbacker's, Kindley's story has not been fully told until now.

Field Kindley gained experience with the RAF before providing leadership for the U.S. Air Service. Kindley was the fourth-ranking American air ace; his exploits earned him a Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster from the United States and a Distinguished Flying Cross from the British government.

In February 1920, during a practice drill Kindley led, some enlisted men unwittingly entered the bombing target area. "Buzzing" the troops to warn them off the field, Kindley somehow lost control of his plane and died in the ensuing crash.

Using arduously gathered primary materials and accounts of Great War aces, Jack Ballard tells the story of this little-known hero from the glory days of aerial warfare. Through this tale, an era and a daring flyer live again.

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  • PID: 15426899160
  • ISBN-13: 9781585445547
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • Seller: Bookmans
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    Condition: Good