Volume 34 Number 1, Winter 2019

“Was the Red Baron Murdered ?” OTF Assistant Managing Editor and founding member Peter Kilduff explores the persistent account that Rittmeister von Richthofen was murdered on the ground following his downing on 21 April 1918.

Oft-published author Jon Guttman expands the work of the late Bill Bailey to present the history of French Escadrille SPA 97

In “Why We Ignore the Reconn Flyer” ,Past OTF President and Managing Editor Jim Streckfuss explores why the important role of the reconn crews is so sparsely covered.

Jon Guttmann again digs into the obscure to present the biographies of Italian Expatriates in the French Air Service.

Jon Grech takes on the biography of RAF pilot, POW-escapee and American, Lt. Pat O’Brien.

A wonderful photo essay by Peter Kilduff, entitled “German Scenes”, presents a crisp look at daily aerial operation during the great war.

Lance Krieg rounds out the issue with his rotating column “Modellers Corner” examining his Sopwith Camel builds.