Capronis, Farmans, and SIAs. U.S. Army Aviation Training and Combat in Italy with Fiorello LaGuardia 1917-1918. Jack B. HILLIARD.

Capronis, Farmans, and SIAs. U.S. Army Aviation Training and Combat in Italy with Fiorello LaGuardia 1917-1918.

[Vicchio Firenze, Italy]: LoGisma editore, (2006),

First Edition. quarto, pictorial wrappers. (616)pp. LoGisma editore, Item #17189

Published in collaboration with Museo Aeronautico "Gianni Caprone." This book is about one of the first American cadet detachments sent to Foggia, Italy for flight training and combat against the Central Powers in World War I. These fresh graduates from the best of our nation's universities tell us about a mostly unknown part of the war's history in their diaries and letters presented in a chronological format beginning in September, 1917. Numerous black and white photographs of the pilots and their airplanes. One of the few books published on this little known part of the war, this book fills a valuable gap in the literature of World War I aviation. New.

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