The German Gotha G.III bomber was used on the Western Front with good results. This particular Gotha, No. 547, fell into Allied hands in the St. Michel sector. The Frenchman who forced the plane down was none other than Georges Guynemer. He is shown here, in this painting by Bill Marsalko, motioning to the crew of the Gotha which is experiencing mechanical difficulties. The Gotha landed on French soil and was later examined by the French military. Note that Guynemer's Nieuport is armed with Le Prieur rockets on its interplane struts.
La Chronologie De L'Escadrille Les "Cigognes" by General Antonin Brocard
Ernest Benway a.k.a. Leo Benoit of the Lafayette Flying Corps by Dennis Gordon
"Nobody Thought to Give Him a Medal" by Stephen M. Ritz and Dr. Patrick McClellan
Dutch Military Aircraft: 1910-1920 by Johan G.H. Visser
Alfred Austell Cunningham: Father of Marine Corps Aviation by Greg Malandrino
Between the Lines
Pensacola! | Membership List | The Verville Fellowship | Credit Cards | Always a Gentleman, and Now an Officer!
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Steve Lawson Gives | Steve Lawson Gets | Addenda | The Ireland vs. England and Australia Match Continues | Information Please | Errata | More on the Meaning of the German Notation "i.Kr." | The League's Financial and Membership Status questioned | Treasurer Martin Goldenberg Replies to Member Blume
Between the Bookends
Aviation Awards of Imperial Germany in World War I and the Men Who Earned them, Volume VI - The Aviation Awards of the Grand Duchies of Baden and Oldenburg | Frank Luke: The September Rampage | Windsock International Vol. 15, No. 5 | The Camel Drivers | WWI British AeroPlane Propellers | The Digital Bookshelf | The Royal Naval Air Service (Images of Aviation Series)
Phillip M. Flammer