Issue Editor Hannes Tager and Managing Editor Mike O'Neal have released the Autumn 2020 issue of Over the Front to the printer. As is not surprising considering the editor, the articles have a distinctly German slant:
1) Hartmuth Baldamus by Hannes Tager. Issue editor Hanne Tager offers the biography of 18 victory German ace Hartmuth Baldamus.
2) Flieger Psycologie by Hannes Tager. A study of the effects of combat fatigue from the German perspective.
3) Fatal Heatstroke by Rainer Absmeier. Our German correspondent presents a study of the problem of ammunition self-ignition in the Fokker D.VII suffered by the German Luftstreikrafte in the summer of 1918.
4) The Flying Careers of the Saxon Straube Brothers by Hannes Tager. The previously unpublished family photo album provides a unique photo essay of two brothers who both served as pilots in reconnaissance units.
Issue Editor Charley Gosse has assembled a collection of articles largely focused on American fliers; even the article on René Fonck has American tie-ins.
1) A Saint George on the Front by Will Simpson. First time author Will Simpson offers the biography of New Jersey native and Lafayette Escadrille pilot Ronald Wood Hoskier
2) Six in One Day by David Mechin. The wager that turned into a sextuple victory for France's leading ace Rene Fonck is the subject of David Mechin's offering.
3) Lt. John Dewitt 94th Aero Squadron: Last to the Front by Alan Toelle. The diary of the last pilot assigned to the 94th Aero Squadron before the end of WW 1 provides the framework for the story of a late arrival to the front.
4) Insignia of the Lafayette Escadrille and 103rd Aero Squadron in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Collection by Charles Gosse. Issue editor Charles Gosse offers a detailed study of the seven original insignia in the national collection. Color photos and a full color insert highlight the study of these important national artifacts.
5) The Unknown Kiffin Rockwell by Steve Toms. An interesting look into the psychology and motivations of the Lafayette Escadrille pilot.
6) Champagne and Confetti by David Mechin. The amusing mission and tragic end of a heretofore unknown French reconnaissance pilot.
7) Where the Tree Falls by Richard Dobbins. The story of how the last wish of President Theodore Roosevelt for his son Quentin to remain buried where he fell was undone by his surviving children.