Item description for The French Air Service War Chronology, 1914-1918: Day-To-Day Claims and Losses by French Fighter, Bomber, and Two-Seat Pilots on the Western Front by Frank W. Bailey...
This is a companion volume to the Jasta War Chronology, published by Grub Street in 1998.
Frank Bailey, an acknowledged expert on French aviation during this period, has created as detailed a list as is possible covering all the claims and losses of the French fighter force on a day by day basis. Unlike their British counterparts, the French did not credit pilots with kills if they could not be confirmed, although they acknowledged 'probable kills'. Confirmed and probable claims are all listed, therefore, along with the escadrille the pilot flew with and the pilot's running total of confirmed victories
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.06" Width: 7.14" Height: 1.22" Weight: 1.89 lbs.
Release Date Apr 29, 2002
Publisher Grub Street
ISBN 1902304349 ISBN13 9781902304342
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An extensive reference listing all the claims and losses Sep 19, 2003
The collaborative effort of military historian Frank W. Bailey and French aviation history expert Christophe Cony, The French Air Service War Chronology 1914-1918 is not a narrative-style history, but rather an extensive reference listing all the claims and losses of the French fighter force on a day-to-day basis. Previously unpublished black-and-white photographs add a visual touch to the extensive and exhaustive tables that succinctly summarize the day-to-day lives and deaths of brave fighters and flyers. A meticulously researched and detailed resource, The French Air Service War Chronology 1914-1918 is an original, definitive, and very strongly recommended contribution to World War I Military Aviation History library reference collections.
The French Air Service War Chronology, 1914-1918 Feb 3, 2003
Anyone that wants to do more then just scratch the surface on WW1 aviation should seriously consider this book. This book is very comprehensive, in that it takes each day and breaks down in chronological form the claims and losses of both fighter and two- seater units. Any known details are included, such as time, location, victim and unit details. A useful reference book that should be cross referenced with 'The Jasta War Chronology' to allow for a clearer picture of 'who got who' or the probability of such an encounter. Highly recommended.