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2020 marks the 35th year of production of our outstanding journal Over the Front; free with membership in the League of WWI Aviation Historians. 2020 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!

The Spring 2020 Issue Is Here

Getting back on schedule, Volume 35 Number 1 has shipped. Colin Owers has produced another outstanding issue. Articles include:

1) The Dornier D 1 by Colin Owers.  A study of the construction and development of the Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) D.1 all metal fighter.

2) The Caudron G.6 by David Mechin.  A review of the service use of the twin-rotary engined and reconnaissance machine by French author David Mechin. 

3) Eyewitness - The True Colors and Markings of German Aircraft in WW 1 by Colin Owers and Greg VanWyngarden.  A detailed study of colors and markings using original eyewitness reports and copious photos of captured German aircraft.

4) The US Navy's Bureau of Construction & Repair and the Supply of Aircraft during the 1917-1918 war with the Central Powers by Colin Owers.  Using a previously unpublished Navy report, the author traces the overall process, problems and solutions to the supply of aircraft to the USN during the war. 

For those who need still more, Peter Kilduff and colleagues review ten books you'll want to add to your library.  

  • Seminar Plans

    As you might imagine, the closings and restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic have disrupted planning for the 2020 League Seminar. We were planning it for the National World War I Museum in Kansas City (MO) alongside the NMWWI's Symposium sp members could attend both, before the various recent disruptions arose. The Board is currently planning to shift it to October 2021, and is exploring the possibility of a virtual seminar for this autumn. As a side note, the NMUSAF's Dawn Patrol...

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  • 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...

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