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War Bird Ace : The Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. Kindley
by Ballard, Jack Stokes, Dr., PH.D.

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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
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War Bird Ace: the Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. Kindley (Volume 8) (C. a. Brannen Series) [Hardcover] Ballard Jack StokesWar Bird Ace: the Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. Kindley (Volume 8) (C. a. Brannen Series) [Hardcover] Ballard Jack Stokes (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 2007-02-06
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
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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: 16181669825
  • ISBN-13: 9781585445547
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • Seller: Booksplease
    Condition: New.
    Notes: Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 208 p. Contains: Illustrations. C. A. Brannen, 8.