Blog Archives

Who Really was America’s First Flying Ace: The Case for Eddie Rickenbacker

Eddie Rickenbacker-Enduring Courage

by John F. Ross In Spring of 1918, during World War I, two American pilots entered a fierce competition to become the first ace in American service by shooting down five confirmed enemy airships. They both couldn’t have been cut

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Military History, Modern History
CLOSE SIGN UP

Sign up for The History Reader Newsletter!

By submitting this form, I agree to receive updates from The History Reader and other communications from Macmillan and its related companies.