A rare and genuine classic of air combat reportage-the exciting battle memoirs of an American Ace in the first World War. In this long-out-of-print true adventure book, one of our first flying aces recreates the spectacle and the drama of flights into glory with the famed Escadrille Lafayette . Long before the U.S. entered the war, a small group of daredevil Americans went overseas to join France's desperate struggle by flying the flimsy warplanes of those heroic days. Among that dedicated band was Charles J. Biddle, who became one of our first aces and rose to the rank of major by the war's end. He later commander the U.S. 13th Aero Sq. and the 4th Pursuit Group.