The Rise of the United States Air Service In Word War I Talk
Little Falls, MN 56345
Although the Wright Brothers put America at the forefront of early aviation, the US's fledgling air force was woefully unprepared for the nation’s entry into the first World War in April 1917. What followed was a year and a half of frenzied activity, culminating in the deployment of American aviation units to the Western Front in the spring, summer, and fall of 1918. Their success contributed to the Allied victory and laid the foundation for the United States Air Force, making famous such legendary names as Eddie Rickenbacker, Frank Luke, and Billy Mitchell.
Mike Carr has been a student of World War I aviation since 1966, when the movie “The Blue Max” kindled a lifelong interest and inspired him to create the Dawn Patrol® aerial combat board game (www.dawnpatrol.info). He earned a degree in history from Macalester College in 1973 and is a longtime member of the League of World War I Aviation Historians.
This program was supported by the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation.
2017-10-22 16:00:00 2017-10-22 16:00:00 America/Chicago The Rise of the United States Air Service In Word War I Talk Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site