Above the Lines: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces of by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey, Russell Guest

By Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey, Russell Guest

Above the traces: an entire list of the Fighter Aces of the German Air provider, Naval Air carrier and Flanders Marine Corps 1914-1918

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McIlvain, USMC, and the First Marine Aeronautic Company under Capt. F. T. Evans, USMC. On the same day, the latter command transferred to Cape May, N. , for training in seaplanes and flying boats; three days later, the First Aviation Squadron transferred to the Army field at Mineola, Long Island, for training in landplanes. 2—Twelve men who had organized as the Second Yale Unit and had trained at their own expense at Buffalo, N. , were commissioned as ensigns and soon after were designated Naval Aviators.

A temporary mess hall had been provided in a farm house on the property and work was being rushed on larger barracks, mess halls and other facilities necessary to house the station complement of enlisted men when they arrived. All this construction on al field of roughly 720 acres was done in an incredibly short time by contractors working night and day under Goodyear supervision. I learned that arrangements as they stood at the time were that Navy would provide the trainees and Goodyear would do the rest.

Visions of khakis, greens and dress blues, leather puttees, shoulder boards and caps with assorted covers were just too much for some of us. All evening the phone was kept hot as families, sweethearts, girl friends and business friends had to be told the good news. It WaS mid-July, however, before the uniforms arrived. Having them perked up our appearance considerably; we all stood a little taller and straighter. On June 22nd, Lt. Maxfield issued orders involving actual flying of naval aircraft to all of the group—except me.

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