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2020 marks the 35th year of production of our outstanding journal Over the Front; free with membership in the League of WWI Aviation Historians. 2020 will be another exciting year of outstanding historical articles in our world class journal, and the cost of a basic membership is still just $65. To sign up CLICK HERE. The League remains the preeminent group for all things WWI Aviation History. Be a part of the great community that is the League of WWI Aviation Historians!

Volume 35 No. 4 is Out

Issue Editor Greg VanWyngarden has put together an issue with articles covering French aces (by David Méchin), the effectiveness of bombing campaigns (by Steve Suddaby, whose database on bombing missions is available here), the victories of Leut. D. R. Leopold Anslinger on the Eastern Front (by Marat Khairulin) and a look inside a contemporary memorial album for Eduard Böhme (by Lance Bronnekant) along with a tribute to the late World War I aviation historian and past OtF editor and League Board member Stewart Taylor from Peter Kilduff and others. In addition, the Modeling Corner looks at the evolution of scale model kits, Peter Kilduff reviews new books, and League President Dan Polglaze gives a look at what the League is planning down the road (a hint – you’ll want to renew promptly!).

Volume 36 No. 1 Is On the Horizon

The first issue of 2021, Volume 36 No. 1 is undergoing final edits; the contents are set and what's left is the formatting. So renew now, if you haven't already. Here's what you have to look forward to in the issue from Managing and Issue Editor Mike O'Neal:

We Were Told What to Write by Hugh Harrington examines the accuracy of the history of the 96th Aero Squadron as published in the Gorrell Reports.

A Bad Day at Issoudun by Michael O'Neal presents a detailed look at the three fatal accidents on 16th August 1918 at the 3rd AIC, Issoudun.

Let the Tree Lie by Richard Dobbins is a study of how and why Quentin Roosevelt's remains were moved to the US Cemetery at Normandy when his parents explicitly requested he remain buried where he fell.

With A Short History of the School of Military Aeronautics at Princeton University,Michael O'Neal takes a look at operations and organization of the ground school at Princeton.

Documenting WW1 in the Sky by Darroch Greer takes us behind the cameras for the filming of two WW 1 documentaries covering the First Yale Unit and the Lafayette Escadrille.

In Arthur Billard 13th Aero, Michael O'Neal gives a short biography of Lt. Arthur Billard.

 A Pfalse Pfalz?, Mikael Carlsson's near perfect replica of the obscure Pfalz D.VIII is the subject of Jon Guttman's article.

  • An Over the Front Table of Contents

    As President Dan Polglaze said in Between the Lines in Volume 35 No. 3, we (mostly he) have been delving through our back issues to create the first-ever complete Table of Contents for every issue of OTF published to date. In it you'll find titles, authors, volume, issue and page references, and major topics for each article. It's all in the form of an Excel spreadsheet so you can download your own copy and sort, search and modify it as much as you want. Can't wait to get started? Download a...

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  • Price Reduced on Vol. 21-30

    Volumes 21 through 30 are now being sold at a mere $40/volume, or $15/issue for the single issues. So now is the time to fill in some of the gaps in your collection. Some issues are sold out; there's a line through the cover illustration on those and the we are not offering the volume they would be in. Volumes 31-34 are $60 each, with individual issues $20 a copy. Where they are available, Volumes before Volume 21 are $20 each. Single issues are still $15 for issues in those volumes.

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