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2021 marks the 36th year of production of our outstanding journal Over the Front; free with membership in the League of WWI Aviation Historians. 2021 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!

Important Notice For ANZAC Subscribers

The US Postal Service has announced COVID-related restrictions on mail to Australia and New Zealand. These restrictions appear to be in response to policies of those countries. The USPS is returning to sender anything addressed to those countries and has requested that mailers not submit mail for  those countries until the restriction has been lifted. It seems that shipping alone, via other services, would cost more, per issue, than the subscription rate for a year. Therefore we will hold all magazines for Australia or New Zealand addresses until the restrictions have been lifted, and send your materials at that time.

Volume 36 No. 4, Winter 2021

The final issue for 2021 has gone to the printer and should be arriving shortly. The issue opens with a rare look at a Hungarian pilot with Oberleutnant Franz Čík of the Austro-Hungarian kaiserliche und königliche Luftfahrtruppen by Juraj Červenka. Issue Editor Mike O’Neal continues his examination of American training casualties at Issoudun, for the period May through August 1918. Lee Corbin looks at a surviving U. S. Navy seaplane hangar, still in use today albeit in a new role, in Fly Boys and Boat Boys. Greg VanWyngarden taps Charley Gosse, Charles Thomas and Mike O’Neal for assistance in Alan’s Albatros, which draws on a newly uncovered photo to provide some sidelights on the day. Russell Smith’s cover painting captures the event. In Tangible Links Charlie Walthall and Ted Huscher examine a war souvenir made from an Austrian propeller. Finally, Peter Kilduff reviews books of note in Between the Bookends.

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  • Volume 36 No. 3 Coming Soon!

    The Autumn 2021 issue of Over the Front should be arriving shortly. Inside: Air Casualties at Issoudun - Part 1 - Issue editor Michael O'Neal presents the first of a multi-part study of the fatal accidents at the 3rd AIC. Vzfw Paul Raisig and the Bavarian Battlefliers of Schlasta 30b - Robert Tholl's quest to identify a grave marker leads to a sparkling account of a Bavarian ground attack unit. Reincarnated Colors of a Warbird - Alan Toelle and Steve Ruffin combine talents to tell the story...

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  • Volume 36 No. 2, Summer 2021

    Volume 36 No. 2 is out. Most people should have their copy by November 1. Issue editor Peter Kilduff has put together a bang-up issue for your enjoyment (I read mine straight through, and that never happens). In Gabriele D'Annunzio - Warrior Poet of the The Air  Issue editor Peter Kilduff presents the fascinating war-time story of this well-known Italian Poet. Sebastian Rosenboom weaves the tale of 10 victory Eastern Front ace Dietrich "Derk" Averes in World War 1; Rare Insight into Jasta...

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  • Binders Available For Order

    MINIMIZE COMBAT DAMAGE … …to your copies of Over the Front with these protective binders. Each one holds four issues, perfect for protecting your journals from hangar rash. These deep blue hardcover binders carry the Over the Front logo stamped in gold on the spine, making an attractive bookshelf display. They are identical to those supplied in the past, except they will NOT include volume/year numbers. Binders are available in lots of 5.

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  • Seminar Plans

    The League Board of Directors has determined that we can't confidently plan a League Seminar for 2021. We are currently planning to have a 2022 Seminar in coordination with the National World War I Museum in Kansas City during the latter half of the year.

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  • It's Time To Renew For 2021

    Renewal forms, both PDF (for mail-in) and web store, are now available. Mike O'Neal promises another packed year of content, and is pushing to get all the way back on track. He and his team of Issue Editors are hard at work on the next four issues even as I write. So renew now and ensure you get the next year uninterrupted. It's still a bargain at a base price of $65/year (US 4th Class Mail; don't forget to select the appropriate mail option for your location and desired delivery speed). To...

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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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  • 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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