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Winter 2018 Issue Coming Soon

Volume 33 No. 4, just going to the printer, contains the following:

The Great Maurice Boyau by David Méchin tells of the French Rugby player and 35 victory ace and balloon buster of Esc. 77

Flugplatz Mariakerke by Eddy Lambrecht explores the operations of a German unit, the 1st Marine Landflieger Abteilung, from this town in Flanders.

Episodes of Air War on the Eastern Front
by Marat Khairulin with editorial assistance by Carl J. Bobrow provides us with a glimpse of operations on this rarely-considered front.

La 8é Avion Boche de Guynemer or: Guynemer's 8th by Charles Gosse examines the story behind French ace Guynemer's 8th victory and a unique artifact from this incident which survives today.

Evasion and Escape: American Aviators In World War 1 by Greg Eanes looks at the stories of some of the first downed US fliers to return from “behind enemy lines”.

IN MEMORIAM: JOHN LANDRY BOUDREAUX, JR. by the OtF Editorial Staff is a tribute to the long-time League member.

Tangible Links by Charles Walthall - This regular column reviews the links between period war souvenirs and the historic record.

Between the Lines by Michael J. O’Neal – Our outgoing President (and continuing Managing Editor) give us his thoughts.

Between the Bookends by Peter Kilduff reviews some recent publications of interest.

  • Monument Dedication Images

    Images from the Monument DedicationSeptember 21, 2018 Honor Guard B-1 Flyover Unveiling Seminar Attendees and Dedication Participants Click on any image to download a copy from DropBox All images by Jon Barrett for the League of WW I Aviation...


  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting March 7, 2020

    Saturday – March 7th 2020 Will be the 30th meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the League of World War I Aviation Historians. The meeting is at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on the Hangar Floor Level, Classroom 2a and2b


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