IIs near Billy, France, and dived into them. Both lay along the Meuse between Brabant and Dun.
Just then the telephone sergeant told Captain Hall to wait for the Major, who would be on the field in two minutes.
Rickenbacker continually expounded on the old-fashioned values, especially thrift. On the 2nd, James Meissner outmaneuvered an Albatros, sent it into a spin, and dived after it. Quentin Rooseveltthe son of U.
One of the noteworthy innovations during this period, however, was the Eastern Air-Shuttle between Washington and New York.
In Paris, the problem was diagnosed as a severe abscess, which had to be lanced and treated. Rickenbacker described his World War I flying experiences in his memoirs, Fighting the Flying Circus, published after the war.
After that, Captain and Mrs. The story was also recounted in Lt.
His motor roared as he opened up his throttle and in a twinkling both machines ran rapidly over the field. In recognition of his contributions and service, he was personally presented the Medal of Honor by President Franklin D.
After the second week afloat, there were several frustrating days when search planes flew nearby but failed to see them. He wanted to be able to criticize whatever he found wrong without restraint.
He worked a seven-day week himself, demanded that his employees work on Saturdays, and was a fanatic about punctuality and a penny-pincher when it came to company expenses.
For ten weeks Rickenbacker flew strafing missions and fruitless sorties before shooting down his first enemy plane. It was a well-designed, even advanced, car featuring four wheel brakes, but offered at the wrong time.
Instruments for the aeroplanes, suits of warm clothing for the pilots, extra spares for the machines. He learned about Soviet defense strategies and capabilities. Frayer liked the scrawny, scrappy lad and let him ride in major races as his mechanic. The next 22 days became a classic survival saga.Captain Eddie Rickenbacker was a former race car driver who became the top American flying ace of World War I.
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Captain Eddie is a "biopic" of Rickenbacker, from his experiences as a flying ace during World War. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (October 8, – July 23, ) was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was America's most successful fighter ace in the war.
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