Flying for France With the American Escadrille at Verdun


      Flying for France With the American Escadrille at Verdun
McConnell first served with the American Ambulance in France, receiving the Croix de Guerre, before transferring to the Lafayette Escadrille in Oct 1915 as a sergeant pilot The Lafayette Escadrille was an American squadron in the French Flying Corps during World War I and McConnell was one of its original members He served with such notables as Raoul Luftbery, Victor Chapman, Norman Prince, Kiffin Rockwell, Bill Thaw, and others McConnell was shot down and killed in March 1917. New Read [ Flying for France With the American Escadrille at Verdun ] author [ James R. McConnell ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Flying for France With the American Escadrille at Verdun
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  • 24 June 2018

10 thoughts on “ Flying for France With the American Escadrille at Verdun

  1. says:

    I enjoyed this first hand account of an American in the French Flying Corps during the early mid part of WWI The book is short and the writing style is enjoyable McConnell kept his sense of humor even in his last will and testament Lots of little stories about McConnell and the other pilots he flew with, including their crashes and close calls and the everyday routine They had a lion cub as a pet mascot so I guess the movie Flyboys was at least partially accurate Sometimes they were I enjoyed this first hand account of an American in the French Flying Corps during the early mid part of WWI The book is short and the writing style is enjoyable McConnell kept his sense of humor even in his last will and testament Lots of little stories about McConnell and the other pilots he flew with, including their crashes and close calls and the everyday routine They had a lion cub as a pet mascot so I guess the movie Flyboys was at least partially accurate Sometimes they were stationed in nice chateaus, at other times they were living in huts...

  2. says:

    4 stars liked a lot A simply written and brief but quickly paced and fascinating first hand account of an American volunteer fighter pilot in WW1 France.McConnell describes both the beautiful views and the intense action seen from the pilot s seatClouds were below me and I could see the earth only in spots Ahead was a great barrier of clouds and fog It seemed like a limitless ocean To the south the Alps jutted up through the clouds and glistened like icebergs in the morning sun I began to 4 stars liked a lot A simply written and brief but quickly paced and fascinating first hand account of an American volunteer fighter pilot in WW1 France.McConnell describes both the beautiful views and the intense action seen from the pilot s seatClouds were below me and I could see the earth only in spots Ahead was a great barrier of clouds and fog It seemed like a limitless ocean To the south the Alps jutted up through the clouds and glistened like icebergs in the morning sun I began to feel completely lost It was getting dark and we could see the tiny balls of fire the infantry light to show the low flying observation machines their new positions On my return, when I was over another aviation field, my motor broke I made for field In the darkness I couldn t judge my distance well, and went too far At the edge of the field there were trees, and beyond, a deep cut where a road ran I was skimming ground at a hundred miles an hour and heading for the trees I saw soldiers run...

  3. says:

    An interesting book from World War I that is full with history and adventures.

  4. says:

    This was a free Kindle download.The partial story of the American escadrille French aircraft squadron this was written in 1915, in the midst of the war, by the author who was a pilot and earlier winner of the Croix de Guerre while serving with the Ambulance Corps.I was surprised to learn that several of the members of the squadron had been Americans previously in the French Foreign Legion It was an interesting story Imagine trying to fight a war in a biplane, navigating by recognizing roads This was a free Kindle download.The partial story of the American escadrille Frenc...

  5. says:

    As the title suggests, this book is about an American flying for France in WWI Mostly written in 1915, it s a little choppy but informative Really it s rawness gives it a certain charm The unexpectedly disconcerting and poignant ending really changes the tone of the entire book and raises it from in...

  6. says:

    Outstanding Narrative of the WWI FlyersThis compilation of letters and narrative gives an excellent picture of the training, action, and emotions of the courageous American flyers and their flimsy machines.

  7. says:

    I read this book for the purpose of learning about the American pilots contribution to the Battle of Verdun What I got out of it was a sense of awe at the eloquent and frank manner in which the aviators dealt with death Having visited Verdun only makes it itstrange to imagine.

  8. says:

    An interesting account of an American pilot flying for France in WWI Personal stories of flying and fighting over the trenches If you re interested in WWI aviation, you ll like this book Available for free from Project Guttenberg.

  9. says:

    We took this great book by James McConnell, one of the founding members of the Lafayette Escadrille, and completely redesigned and typeset the book As editor, I also added considerable background information on McConnell and the Lafayette Escadrille.

  10. says:

    An OK book overall, but the last chapter is breathtaking, which consists out of letters after the release of the book detailing the missing and death of the author.

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