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2022 marks the 37th year of production of our outstanding journal Over the Front; free with membership in the League of WWI Aviation Historians. 2022 will be another exciting year of outstanding historical articles in our world class journal, and the cost of a basic membership is still just $65. To sign up CLICK HERE. The League remains the preeminent group for all things WWI Aviation History. Be a part of the great community that is the League of WWI Aviation Historians!

Important Notice For ANZAC Subscribers

The US Postal Service has announced COVID-related restrictions on mail to Australia and New Zealand. These restrictions appear to be in response to policies of those countries. The USPS is returning to sender anything addressed to those countries and has requested that mailers not submit mail for  those countries until the restriction has been lifted. It seems that shipping via other services, would cost more, per issue, than the subscription rate for a year. Therefore we will hold all magazines for Australia or New Zealand addresses until the restrictions have been lifted, and send your materials at that time. The USPS' latest update to this announcement was on May 3. We continue to watch this closely. I've just recently received this from the Sydney Morning Herald (last October, when things first started). Sounds like both sides of the pipeline are trying to make it sound like it's "the other guy's fault".

Volume 36 No. 4, Winter 2021

The final issue for 2021 has begun appearing in mailboxes. The issue opens with a rare look at a Hungarian pilot with Oberleutnant Franz Čík of the Austro-Hungarian kaiserliche und königliche Luftfahrtruppen by Juraj Červenka. Issue Editor Mike O’Neal continues his examination of American training casualties at Issoudun, for the period May through August 1918. Lee Corbin looks at a surviving U. S. Navy seaplane hangar, still in use today albeit in a new role, in Fly Boys and Boat Boys. Greg VanWyngarden taps Charley Gosse, Charles Thomas and Mike O’Neal for assistance in Alan’s Albatros, which draws on a newly uncovered photo to provide some sidelights on the day. Russell Smith’s cover painting captures the event. In Tangible Links Charlie Walthall and Ted Huscher examine a war souvenir made from an Austrian propeller. Finally, Peter Kilduff reviews books of note in Between the Bookends.

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  • Volume 36 No. 3 Shipped!

    The Autumn 2021 issue of Over the Front is out. Inside: Air Casualties at Issoudun - Part 1 - Issue editor Michael O'Neal presents the first of a multi-part study of the fatal accidents at the 3rd AIC. Vzfw Paul Raisig and the Bavarian Battlefliers of Schlasta 30b - Robert Tholl's quest to identify a grave marker leads to a sparkling account of a Bavarian ground attack unit. Reincarnated Colors of a Warbird - Alan Toelle and Steve Ruffin combine talents to tell the story of a fascinating...

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  • Binders Available For Order

    PREORDERS ARE CLOSED. A few binders may be available . . . 

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  • Seminar Plans

    The League Board of Directors has determined that we can't confidently plan a League Seminar for 2021. We are currently planning to have a 2022 Seminar in coordination with the National World War I Museum in Kansas City during the latter half of the year.

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  • Price Reduced on Vol. 21-30

    Volumes 21 through 30 are now being sold at a mere $40/volume, or $15/issue for the single issues. So now is the time to fill in some of the gaps in your collection. Some issues are sold out; there's a line through the cover illustration on those and the we are not offering the volume they would be in. Volumes 31-34 are $60 each, with individual issues $20 a copy. Where they are available, Volumes before Volume 21 are $20 each. Single issues are still $15 for issues in those volumes.

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  • An Over the Front Table of Contents

    As President Dan Polglaze said in Between the Lines in Volume 35 No. 3, we (mostly he) have been delving through our back issues to create the first-ever complete Table of Contents for every issue of OTF published to date. In it you'll find titles, authors, volume, issue and page references, and major topics for each article. It's all in the form of an Excel spreadsheet so you can download your own copy and sort, search and modify it as much as you want. Can't wait to get started? Download a...

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