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  • Baker's Dozen Of USA in Air Combat

    1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
    2. Billy Mitchell

    3. Quentin Roosevelt



    I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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    • Baker's Dozen Of USA in Air Combat

      1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
      2. Billy Mitchell
      3. Quentin Roosevelt

      4. Frank Luke "The Arizona Balloon-Buster"

      His 13th victory (Halberstadt C)

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      • Baker's Dozen Of USA in Air Combat

        1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
        2. Billy Mitchell
        3. Quentin Roosevelt
        4. Frank Luke "The Arizona Balloon-Buster"

        5. Raoul Gervais Lufbery 1885- 1918 (17 victories)

        à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

        Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
        (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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        • Baker's Dozen Of USA in Air Combat

          1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
          2. Billy Mitchell
          3. Quentin Roosevelt
          4. Frank Luke "The Arizona Balloon-Buster"
          5. Raoul Gervais Lufbery 1885- 1918 (17 victories)

          6. Eugene Bullard, "The Black Swallow of Death"

          A Georgia-born African American who lived in Paris before the war, he fought as an infantryman in the Foreign Legion in several battles, notably at Verdun, where he was wounded and transferred to the Lafayette Flying Corps. He volunteered again during World War Two, was wounded, and returned to the US via Spain, where he lived in anonymity until his death in 1961.

          You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

          -- Ataturk

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          • Baker's Dozen Of USA in Air Combat

            1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
            2. Billy Mitchell
            3. Quentin Roosevelt
            4. Frank Luke
            5. Raoul Gervais Lufbery 1885- 1918 (17 victories)
            6. Eugene Bullard

            7. David Sinton Ingalls



            US Navy's only WW1 ace

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            • Baker's Dozen Of USA in Air Combat

              1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
              2. Billy Mitchell
              3. Quentin Roosevelt
              4. Frank Luke
              5. Raoul Gervais Lufbery 1885- 1918 (17 victories)
              6. Eugene Bullard
              7. David Sinton Ingalls

              8. Harold Ernest Goettler and Erwin R. Bleckley

              A pilot and observer respectively in the 50th Aero Squadron, both men where posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions in the search and rescue for the famous Lost Battalion of the 77th Division. Both men died of wounds from German ground fire.

              1st. Lt. Goettler, with his observer, 2d Lt. Erwin R. Bleckley, 130th Field Artillery, left the airdrome late in the afternoon on their second trip to drop supplies to a battalion of the 77th Division which had been cut off by the enemy in the Argonne Forest. Having been subjected on the first trip to violent fire from the enemy, they attempted on the second trip to come still lower in order to get the packages even more precisely on the designated spot. In the course of this mission the plane was brought down by enemy rifle and machinegun fire from the ground, resulting in the instant death of 1st. Lt. Goettler. In attempting and performing this mission 1st. Lt. Goettler showed the highest possible contempt of personal danger, devotion to duty, courage and valor.


              2d Lt. Bleckley, with his pilot, 1st Lt. Harold E. Goettler, Air Service, left the airdrome late in the afternoon on their second trip to drop supplies to a battalion of the 77th Division, which had been cut off by the enemy in the Argonne Forest. Having been subjected on the first trip to violent fire from the enemy, they attempted on the second trip to come still lower in order to get the packages even more precisely on the designated spot. In the course of his mission the plane was brought down by enemy rifle and machinegun fire from the ground, resulting in fatal wounds to 2d Lt. Bleckley, who died before he could be taken to a hospital. In attempting and performing this mission 2d Lt. Bleckley showed the highest possible contempt of personal danger, devotion to duty, courage, and valor.
              You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

              -- Ataturk

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              • Baker's Dozen Of USA in Air Combat

                1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
                2. Billy Mitchell
                3. Quentin Roosevelt
                4. Frank Luke
                5. Raoul Gervais Lufbery 1885- 1918 (17 victories)
                6. Eugene Bullard
                7. David Sinton Ingalls
                8. Harold Ernest Goettler and Erwin R. Bleckley

                9. The Lion cubs Whiskey and Soda, Mascots of escadrille Lafayette



                à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

                Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
                (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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                • Baker's Dozen Of USA in Air Combat

                  1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
                  2. Billy Mitchell
                  3. Quentin Roosevelt
                  4. Frank Luke
                  5. Raoul Gervais Lufbery
                  6. Eugene Bullard
                  7. David Sinton Ingalls
                  8. Harold Ernest Goettler and Erwin R. Bleckley
                  9. The Lion cubs Whiskey and Soda, Mascots of escadrille Lafayette


                  10. Aircraft Roundels


                  Stateside


                  Western Front

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                  • Baker's Dozen Of USA in Air Combat

                    1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
                    2. Billy Mitchell
                    3. Quentin Roosevelt
                    4. Frank Luke
                    5. Raoul Gervais Lufbery
                    6. Eugene Bullard
                    7. David Sinton Ingalls
                    8. Harold Ernest Goettler and Erwin R. Bleckley
                    9. The Lion cubs Whiskey and Soda, Mascots of escadrille Lafayette
                    10. Aircraft Roundels

                    11. Steven W. Thompson

                    The first pilot of the American Expeditionary Forces to claim a kill in combat, whilst flying as a gunner in a French aircraft.

                    You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

                    -- Ataturk

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                    • Baker's Dozen Of USA in Air Combat

                      1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
                      2. Billy Mitchell
                      3. Quentin Roosevelt
                      4. Frank Luke
                      5. Raoul Gervais Lufbery
                      6. Eugene Bullard
                      7. David Sinton Ingalls
                      8. Harold Ernest Goettler and Erwin R. Bleckley
                      9. The Lion cubs Whiskey and Soda, Mascots of escadrille Lafayette
                      10. Aircraft Roundels
                      11. Steven W. Thompson

                      12. Pilot Wings

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                      • Baker's Dozen Of USA in Air Combat

                        1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
                        2. Billy Mitchell
                        3. Quentin Roosevelt
                        4. Frank Luke
                        5. Raoul Gervais Lufbery
                        6. Eugene Bullard
                        7. David Sinton Ingalls
                        8. Harold Ernest Goettler and Erwin R. Bleckley
                        9. The Lion cubs Whiskey and Soda, Mascots of escadrille Lafayette
                        10. Aircraft Roundels
                        11. Steven W. Thompson
                        12. Pilot Wings

                        13. 1st Aero Squadron

                        The oldest flying unit of the US military and the first to deploy to France. It stills flies today as the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron. Before the war it was a part of the Pancho Villa expedition.

                        You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

                        -- Ataturk

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                        • Baker's Dozen of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive (26th September 1918 to 11th November 1918)

                          1. Harry S. Truman

                          A Missouri National Guard officer, Truman was a Captain leading Battery D of the 129th Field Artillery, attached to the 35th Division. He took part in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, at one point destroying (against orders) a German field battery that threatened the 28th Infantry Division. His battery also supported Patton and fired some of the last shots of the war.

                          You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

                          -- Ataturk

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                          • Baker's Dozen of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive (26th September 1918 to 11th November 1918)

                            1. Harry S. Truman

                            2. Henri Gouraud



                            Commander of the French Fourth Army which fought along side US First Army.

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                            • Baker's Dozen of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive (26th September 1918 to 11th November 1918)

                              1. Harry S. Truman
                              2. Henri Gouraud

                              3. Choctaw code talkers

                              Choctaw Indians from Oklahoma who pioneered the use of native language to mask military communications. Used to good effect in the offensive.

                              You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

                              -- Ataturk

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                              • Baker's Dozen of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive (26th September 1918 to 11th November 1918)

                                1. Harry S. Truman
                                2. Henri Gouraud
                                3. Choctaw code talkers

                                4. The Lost Battalion

                                9 companies from the 77th Division that were cut off behind German lines. For 6 days and in spite of mounting casualties and dwindling supplies of ammo and water they refused all surrender demands and fought off every German attack until they were rescued.



                                Charles White Whittlesey commanding officer.

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