Groupe de Combat 12, 'Les Cigognes'

France's Ace Fighter Group in World War 1

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Groupe de Combat 12, 'Les Cigognes'

France's Ace Fighter Group in World War 1

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This book traces the combat history of the most famous and highest-scoring fighter group in France's World War I Aviation Militaire. Groupe de Combat 12 boasted the highest-scoring Allied fighter pilot, René Fonck, and France's most celebrated hero of the air, Georges Guynemer. Its ranks included numerous other famous aces, such as Rene's Dorme, Alfred Heurteaux, Albert Deullin, and American volunteers Edwin Parsons and Frank L. Baylies. Additionally, Guynemer was instrumental in developing France's premier series of fighter planes, the SPAD VII, XII, XIII and XVII.

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Published 11 Nov 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 128
ISBN 9781841767536
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 124 b/w; 14 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aviation Elite Units
Short code AEU 18
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Jon Guttman

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Harry Dempsey

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