News on the Upcoming Journal Issues

The remaining issues of Volume 33, for Summer, Autumn and Winter, are progressing, albeit slowly.

Volume 33 #2, the Summer 2018 issue, edited by Hannes Täger, has been released to the printers and should be out Real Soon Now. Contents include:

Franz Büchner The Lion of Liepzig - Hannes Täger  presents the biography of this successful Saxon ace.

Wilhelm Frankl - The difficult handling of a Tradition Bearer - Jorg Muckler presents investigates the complex workings of preserving the memory of a national hero.

Bavarian Aviators Adventure in the Syrian Desert -  A rare first person narrative presents a riveting account of adventures in Palestine and the dangers which all fliers in the region faced. 

Some News about Ernst Frieherr von Althaus -  New research by Hannes Täger follows the biography of this early German ace which previously appeared in Over the Front. 

A Grave of French Airmen near Nauroy in the Champagne - The story behind the grave of a downed French aircrew and a recent pilgrimage to honor their service,

Charlie Walthall's Tangible Links column takes on a Germanic flavor this issue with a study of some interesting personal items from Carl Allmenroder and Wilhelm Frankl,

Plus, Peter Kilduff's Between the Bookends.

Volume 33, #3, the Autumn issue, edited by Mike O'Neal, is in layout.

 Contents include:

22 Squadron Bristol Fighter Ace Captain George Bulmer, chronicled by his grandson.

 Lt. John Beekley's career as an USAS flying officer attached to French Escadrille SPA bi-42 and brief review of the US ground officers trained b the French as air crew.

 An update on a the resurrection of an original Bristol Fighter by Ross Walton

 2018 OTF Seminar report and the dedication of the League-sponsored monument to American WW I aviators, in addition to the regular articles and columns.

The Winter 2018 issue should be getting the initial review shortly, and proceeding to layout once the Autumn issue has been completed. The Issue Editor for the Spring 2019 (Vol. 34 #1) is already at work on that, so it may actually be out in the Spring.

Managing Editor Mike O'Neal welcomes any volunteers willing to assist in basic editing, proff-raeding and layout. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to help in those or any other capacities. President Mike O'Neal would like to step down from that office so he can devote more time to his editorial duties. If you're willing to take on the position, or can suggest someone who could handle that job, please let the editor know.