Joseph Jacob Foss (1915-2003) was a Marine Corps major and a fighter ace in World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his role in air combat during the Guadalcanal Campaign. Joe Foss Flying Marine (1943) deals with the daily bombings and nightly shelling of the field and their camp, the disease, the lack of replacement planes and the valiant stand made by the Marines to keep the Japanese from retaking the field. From 9 October to 19 November 1942, Foss personally shot down 23 Japanese planes and led a large number of escort missions, covering reconnaissance, bombing and photographing planes and surface craft. His inspiring leadership, exceptional flying skills, and remarkable fighting spirit were pivotal factors in the defense of strategic American positions on Guadalcanal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/001794/bk_yurt_001794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the first two books of his acclaimed Christopher Marlowe Cobb series, The Hot Country and The Star of Istanbul, Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler captured the hearts of historical crime fiction fans with the artfulness of his World War I settings and his charismatic leading man, a Chicago journalist recruited by American intelligence. In The Empire of Night, it is 1915, and President Woodrow Wilson is still assessing the war's threat to the United States. After proving himself during the Lusitania mission, Kit is now a full-blown spy, working undercover in a castle on the Kentish coast owned by a suspected British government mole named Sir Albert Stockman. And Kit is again thrown together with a female spy - his own mother, the beautiful and mercurial Isabel Cobb, who also happens to be a world-famous stage actress. Starring in a touring production of Hamlet, Isabel's offstage role is to keep tabs on the supposed mole, an ardent fan of hers, while Kit tries to figure out Stockman's secret agenda. Following his mother and her escort from the relative safety of Britain into the lion's den of Berlin, Kit must remain in character, even under the very nose of the Kaiser. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Chase. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000869/bk_high_000869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is 1915, and 'Kit' Cobb is working undercover in a castle on the Kent coast owned by a suspected British government mole, Sir Albert Stockman. Kit is working with his mother, the beautiful and mercurial spy, Isabel Cobb, who also happens to be a world-famous stage actress. Isabel's offstage role is to keep tabs on Stockman, while Kit tries to figure out his agenda. Following his mother and her escort from the relative safety of Britain into the lion's den of Berlin, Kit must remain in character, even under the very nose of the Kaiser.
HMS Veronica (Pennant no. T87 in 1/18, later T67) was a Royal Navy Acacia class sloop built by Dunlop Bremner & Company, Port Glasgow. She was laid down January 1915, launched 27 May 1915 and completed in August 1915. The Acacia class Fleet Sweeping Sloops were adapted for escort work, minesweeping and as decoy warships. She was in the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy from 19 September 1920 to 24 February 1934, where she exercised with cruisers, toured New Zealand ports, took part in ceremonial occasions, and went on annual Pacific Island cruises. This was in conjunction with her sister ship HMS Laburnum which was similar, but with small differences as they came from different commercial shipyards.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! No. 14 Squadron of the Royal Air Force currently operates the Panavia Tornado GR4 from RAF Lossiemouth and is specialised in precision bombings by utilising the TIALD system. No. 14 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps was formed on the 3rd of February 1915 at Shoreham with Maurice Farman S.11 and B.E.2 aircraft. and it departed after a few months of training for the middle east in November of that same year for Army co-operation duties. In July 1916 the squadron's B.E.2s were supplemented with a small number of D.H.1A two seat fighters for escort duties. In November 1917 the squadron was equipped with Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8s to perform reconnaissance duties. It was recalled to the UK in January 1919 and disbanded the following month.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Leutnant Rudolf von Eschwege was a German World War I flying ace who was the only fighter pilot operating on the Macedonian Front. He was credited with twenty confirmed and six unconfirmed victories. "Rudi" von Eschwege was orphaned while young. He went to military school after completing his secondary education at Freiburg. When World War I began, he was a nineteen year old cadet of medium height and slender build with blue eyes. He began his combat career with the cavalry on the Western Front. After three months, he transferred to aviation. By February 1915, he began pilot training. He was not a natural pilot, but managed to qualify after crashing several times. He was then assigned to Flieger-Abteilung 36, an aerial reconnaissance unit, in July 1915. By July 1916, he was flying a Fokker Eindekker as a fighter escort to the unit's two-seaters. He served there until autumn of 1916, when he was commissioned an officer and transferred to the Macedonian Front.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Richard Lansing Conolly (26 April 1892 1 March 1962) was a United States Navy Admiral, who served during World War I and World War II.Conolly was born in Waukegan, Illinois, and attended the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, graduating in 1914. He was assigned to the battleship Virginia (BB-13) and served in Mexican waters. Between May-November 1915 he received training aboard Montana (ACR-13), and in March 1916 he was assigned to Vermont (BB-20) as Torpedo Officer.Transferred in May 1916 to the destroyer Smith (DD-17), he was aboard her when the United States entered World War I in April 1917. Smith performed escort duty in European waters out of Brest, France.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! No. 23 Squadron was a squadron of the Royal Air Force. Until October 2009, it operated the Boeing Sentry AEW1 Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS) aircraft from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. No. 23 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps was formed at Fort Grange, Gosport on 1 September 1915. The squadron moved to France in 1916 flying FE2bs. The squadron used the FE2b on escort duties but later in 1917 converted to Spad S.VII and Spad S.XIII single-seaters. The squadron converted to Sopwith Dolphins in 1918 until it disbanded just after the war on 31 December 1919.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Captain John Egerton "Jack" (or Jackie) Broome DSC, RN, (23 February 1901 - 19 April 1985) was a Royal Navy officer who served in both World Wars. He commanded the escort group of the ill-fated Arctic Convoy PQ-17 in 1942. After the Second World War, he became a writer and illustrator.He was born in 1901 in Seattle, Washington, to Louis Egerton Broome and Clara Kathleen (Aimée) Lake. His father was an English adventurer who had joined the gold rush to the Klondike. He accompanied his parents to Panama in 1907, but returned to England where he was raised largely by his mother's relatives. He attended Oakwood School, Surrey and in 1912, entered the Royal Naval College at Osborne. From Osborne, he passed in 1915 to the senior College at Dartmouth.