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  • PGT Beauregard
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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



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  • Crackshot
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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.

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  • McMax
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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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  • Crackshot
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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.

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  • PGT Beauregard
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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)

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  • Canuckster
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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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  • slick_miester
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    Baker's Dozen Of USA in Air Combat

    1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
    2. Billy Mitchell

    3. Quentin Roosevelt



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  • McMax
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    Baker's Dozen Of USA in Air Combat

    1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

    2. Billy Mitchell





    SPADXVI that General Mitchell flew during the war.

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  • PGT Beauregard
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    Baker's Dozen Of USA in Air Combat

    1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker 1890-1973


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  • PGT Beauregard
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    Baker's Dozen for ANZACS

    1. John Monash
    2. ANZAC Mounted Division
    3. Venereal Disease
    4. Colonel William George Malone
    5. Imperial Camel Corps
    6. Villers Bretonneux memorial
    7.William Birdwood
    8. "Diggers"
    9. General William Bridges
    10.New Zealand Longueval Memorial
    11.Donkey Ambulance
    12. William Scurry

    13. 1st Australian Division Pozieres Memorial

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  • Crackshot
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    Baker's Dozen for ANZACS

    1. John Monash
    2. ANZAC Mounted Division
    3. Venereal Disease
    4. Colonel William George Malone
    5. Imperial Camel Corps
    6. Villers Bretonneux memorial
    7.William Birdwood
    8. "Diggers"
    9. General William Bridges
    10.New Zealand Longueval Memorial
    11.Donkey Ambulance

    12. William Scurry

    Famous for inventing a self-firing "drip rifle" (using water to pull the trigger after a certain amount of drops) to cover the evacuation. Later commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, he would receive the Military Cross whilst serving on the Western Front.



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  • McMax
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    Baker's Dozen for ANZACS

    1. John Monash
    2. ANZAC Mounted Division
    3. Venereal Disease
    4. Colonel William George Malone
    5. Imperial Camel Corps
    6. Villers Bretonneux memorial
    7.William Birdwood
    8. "Diggers"
    9. General William Bridges
    10.New Zealand Longueval Memorial

    11.Donkey Ambulance


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  • PGT Beauregard
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    Baker's Dozen for ANZACS

    1. John Monash
    2. ANZAC Mounted Division
    3. Venereal Disease
    4. Colonel William George Malone
    5. Imperial Camel Corps
    6. Villers Bretonneux memorial
    7.William Birdwood
    8. "Diggers"
    9. General William Bridges

    10. New Zealand Longueval Memorial

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  • Crackshot
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    Baker's Dozen for ANZACS

    1. John Monash
    2. ANZAC Mounted Division
    3. Venereal Disease
    4. Colonel William George Malone
    5. Imperial Camel Corps
    6. Villers Bretonneux memorial
    7.William Birdwood
    8. "Diggers"

    9. General William Bridges

    Scottish-born commander of the 1st Australian Division. He was shot by a sniper touring the lines at Gallipoli and died of his wounds two days later.

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  • Canuckster
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    Baker's Dozen for ANZACS

    1. John Monash
    2. ANZAC Mounted Division
    3. Venereal Disease
    4. Colonel William George Malone
    5. Imperial Camel Corps
    6. Villers Bretonneux memorial
    7.William Birdwood

    8. "Diggers"



    btw those are actually British troops shown above digging at Gallopoli. Couldn't find a similar pic of the Aussies doing likewise.

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