Volume 37 No. 2

Issue Editor Charley Gosse has presented a truly international issue with articles on Guy Bertram Magley of the Lafayette Flying Corps by Charles Walthall & Dennis Gordon and The Lafayette Escadrille at Ham, April-May 1917 by Jean-Marc Simon.

These are followed with a detailed history of the National Air & Space Museum’s Albatros D.Va in STROPP: Demise and Rebirth by Christophe Cony, Charles Gosse & Greg VanWyngarden.

Carl Bobrow takes us to the Eastern Front with Voennyi Letchik Pyotr Nikolayevich Nesterov, and Charley Gosse gives us a detailed look at four Uniforms of the Lafayette Escadrille and Lafayette Flying Corps in the collection of the National Air & Space Museum.

Volume 37 No. 1

Colin Owers provides an in-depth look at the development and production of the obscure Norman Thompson NT2B flying boat .

French author David Méchin reports on the devastating effects of the Spanish Flu epidemic on the French Air Service in 1918.

In “The Final Hours of Norman Prince” retired French Air Force General Daniel Bastien and frequent OTF contributor Steve Ruffin detail the final flight and subsequent death of Lafayette Escadrille founding member Norman Prince.

“Kaffe and Kuchen” is Robin Smith’s reminiscence of her lunch and interview with JG I pilot Hans Georg von der Osten.

An open letter comparing French aeronautical development to the US state of affairs by US Navy pilot (NA #11) Henry C. Mustin provides unique insight into the state of French Naval aviation. Issue Editor Colin Owers provides commentary.

The prolific Jon Guttman provides insights into Chris Hill’s reproduction rotary powered Fokker Triplane.


“The Initial burial site of Medal of Honor recipients Goettler and Bleckley” is the result of Doctor Peter Wever's search for the story of these 50th Aero Squadron airmen.

Volume 36 No. 4

The final issue for 2021 has begun appearing in mailboxes. 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.

Volume 36 No. 3

The Autumn 2021 issue of Over the Front is out. 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 of a fascinating fabric insignia salvaged from a 103rd Aero Squadron SPAD andcurrently on display at the March Field Air Museum.

Halberstadt Evolution - Jack Herris presents a richly illustrated overview of the development of aircraft from the Halberstadt company.

Plus - Peter Kilduff's usual Between the Bookends book review column and a cover painting of Halberstadts in action by Russ Smith to round things out.