Naval Aces of World War 1 part 2

Naval Aces of World War 1 part 2 cover

Naval Aces of World War 1 part 2

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This second Naval Aces of World War 1 book looks at the many flying naval heroes who served alongside or against those of the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). While the RNAS operated its own formidable arsenal of Nieuport and Sopwith scouts over the Flanders coast, the German Navy countered with its own Land Feld Jagdstaffeln and Seefront Staffeln. Unique to World War 1 was the use of flying boats as fighters in combat, which figured at least partially in the scores of Russian aces Aleksandr de Seversky and Mikhail Safanov. The best flying boat fighter, however, was Italy's Macchi M 5, flown by three aces and also the mount of Charles H Hammann, the first American to earn the Medal of Honor in aerial combat. Also unique were the sole US Navy ace, David Ingalls, who scored his six victories while attached to No 213 Sqn RAF, and Greek ace Artitides Moraitinis, credited with nine victories over Salonika and the Dardanelles.

Table of Contents

Sky and Sea/Zeebrugge Hornets' Nest/The Marine Feld Jastas/Detached Duty/Aces Over the Baltic/Action Over the Adriatic/Allies in Camels/Appendices

Product details

Published 20 May 2012
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781849086646
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 25 b/w
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 104
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Jon Guttman

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Harry Dempsey

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