octavo, (xiv), 157, (v)pp. James R. McConnell was from Carthage, North Carolina. Desiring to take a part in the War in Europe, he sailed for France in January 1915 and joined the American Ambulance Field Service. Serving in Section 2, he was witness to the heavy fighting which took place around Pont-a-Mousson and the Bois-le-Pretre. Wanting to play a more active part in the war, he joined the French Aviation in October 1915 and received his brevet on 6 February 1916. In April he went to the Front as one of the original members of the Escadrille Lafayette. He flew with the Escadrille Lafayette from 20 April 1916 to 19 March 1917. He proved to be a gallant and courageous pilot, always ready for the fight, but unfortunately never gaining a victory. On 19 March 1917, McConnell was killed in combat near Jussy. For his service with the American Ambulane he received the Croix de Guerre, with Star and for his service with Frence Aviation he received the Croix de Guerre, with Palm. McConnell's love for life and idealism as an airman come through in this enjoyable book. Name and date "March 1917" on front endpaper, cloth very slightly worn. A bit of chipping around top and bottom of jacket spine. flat, brick red cloth stamped in black on front cover and spine and with a depiction of an aeroplane on cover with clouds stamped in white, in original dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Flying for France. With the American ...
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company,
Publication Date: 1917
Edition: First Edition..
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Book Description Dodo Press, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.James Rogers McConnell (1887-1917) was an aviator during World War I in the Lafayette Escadrille. He spent two years at the University of Virginia, and one in the law school. In 1910 he left law school and joined his family in Carthage. There he served as the land and industrial agent of the Seaboard Air Line Railway and secretary of the Carthage Board of Trade. In January 1915, Mc- Connell sailed from New York to enlist with the American Ambulance Corps in France. On May 13, 1916 Mc- Connell participated in the unit s first patrol. Thirty-eight pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille flew Nieuport biplanes. Operating from Luxeuil Field in eastern France, Mc- Connell s group typically set off each day at dawn, clad in fur-lined outfits for two hour patrols. While convalescing from a back injury, suffered during a landing mishap, McConnell found time to compose Flying for France (1917). In aerial combat with two German planes, Mc- Connell died on March 19, 1917 above the Somme battlefields. He was buried in a meadow between the villages of Flavy-le-Martel and Jussy in Aisne, France. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781409981176
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Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 203 x 133 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. An illustrate re-publication of an eye witness account of air combat against the Germans during World War I. James R. McConnell flew these missions as a sergeant-pilot in the American Escadrille. He received the Croix de Guerre with Palm for conspicuous bravery. McConnell s book inspired the 2006 movie Flyboys. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781451543261
Book Description Dodo Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781409981176_lsuk
Book Description 2013. Book Condition: New. ***This is the EBook version (.pdf format) of the 1917 edition. Scanned from the original book !!** You will be receiving the text of this book via download. An email will be sent shortly to your email address containing the download instructions. Refund requests for 'Buyer does not want item' after an ebook has been received will not be accepted. Bookseller Inventory # 664997
Book Description ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Book Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1917 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper. Original Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Page & company Language: eng 198 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 453381333
Book Description Createspace, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 203 x 133 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.An illustrate re-publication of an eye witness account of air combat against the Germans during World War I. James R. McConnell flew these missions as a sergeant-pilot in the American Escadrille. He received the Croix de Guerre with Palm for conspicuous bravery. McConnell s book inspired the 2006 movie Flyboys. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781451543261
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Bookseller Inventory # 7067939
Book Description Createspace. Paperback / softback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Flying for France - With the American Escadrille at Verdun, James R McConnell. Bookseller Inventory # B9781502969699