Udet's Toys is the name of this painting by renowned artist James Dietz. Ernst Udet, Germany's second leading ace, was credited with 62 victories and survived the war. He is depicted here at Metz-Frescaty airfield with two of this red painted aircraft in the background: A Siemens-Schuckert D.III and a Fokker D.VII. (Special thanks to the artist and the Terry Phillips Collection.)
Inside Covers: Albatros D.V by Mark Miller
British Strategic Bombing 1917-1918: The Independent Force and Its Predecessors by Andrew Whitmarsh
An overview of the often overlooked British practice of strategic bombing in The Great War.
Britain's Independent Force: The Rest of The Story by Steve Suddaby
A statistical analysis of the effectiveness of the Independent Force.
Udet's 10th: 2/Lt. Robert Edward Taylor, No. 41 Sqdn. RFC by Stewart Taylor
The wartime career of a typical Canadian pilot: from enlistment, to training, to active service.
Rare Birds: Curtiss HS Flying Boats, Part II by Colin A. Owers
History and photo essay by Colin A. Owers. Unbound 1/48th Scale drawings by Martin Digmayer. Color profiles--on the back cover--provided by Juanita Franzi.
Between the Lines
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Between the Bookends:
Fokker Dr.I Triplane--A World War One Legend by Paul Leaman | The German Air Campaign Against Britain 1917-1918: The First Blitz by Andrew P. Hyde and The 'Baby Killers': German Air Raids on Britain In the First World War by Thomas Fegan | Windsock Datafile No. 99--Lohner TI\Macchi L 1 by Gregory Alegi | Windsock Datafile No. 100--Albatros D.I/D.II by Peter M. Grosz | Windsock Datafile Special--Albatros D.III by Peter M. Grosz | Windsock International, Vol. 19, No. 3 | Windsock International, Vol. 19, No. 4 | Cross & Cockade International Journal, Vol. 34, No.2 | Billy Mitchell by James J. Cooke | Cross & Cockade International Calendar for 2004 | Independent Force, The War Diary of the Daylight Squadrons of The Independent Air Force, June - November 1918 by Keith Rennles
Mentioned in Dispatches:
LO! and Behold: Udet's SSW D.III | The Mail Delivers: Philatelist Resources | Another Research Resource: Stars & Stripes | Help Wanted: Fokker Heritage Trust seeks photos | Obituary: Aldo G. Baldi, M.D.