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by Jack Stokes Ballard


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Thanks to the publication of Jack Ballard's excellent WAR BIRD ACE in 2007, the exploits of this quiet, thoughtful and .

Thanks to the publication of Jack Ballard's excellent WAR BIRD ACE in 2007, the exploits of this quiet, thoughtful and talented fighter pilot and leader have been given the exposure they deserve. The Arkansas-born Kindley served in the pre-war Signal Corps. Author Ballard does an excellent job of both describing the combat exploits of Field Kindley and presenting a multi-dimensional portrait of the man. Though a high school drop-out, his natural abilities and winning personality served him well, Kindley being respected for his aerial skills and his rapport with and concern for his squadronmates.

Through this tale, an era and a daring flyer live again.

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Captain Field E. Kindley was one of America's foremost World War I flying aces. C. A. Brannen Series, No. 8 ISBN: 1585445541 (Kindley, Field Euge, World War I, Fighter Pilots). Other Products from hartmannbooks (View All). Flannery, Tim. The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History Of North America And Its Peoples.

by Jack Stokes Ballard. Field E. Kindley, with the famous Eddie Rickenbacker, was one of America's foremost World War I flying aces. Like Rickenbacker's, Kindley's story is one of fierce dogfights, daring aerial feats, and numerous brushes with death. Yet unlike Rickenbacker's, Kindley's story has not been fully told until now. Field Kindley gained experience with the RAF before providing leadership for the .

War Bird Ace : Table of Contents. Brannen Series. Kindley's Victories. Hero of the Angry Sky : The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America's First Naval Ace. by: Ingalls, David S. Published: (2013)

War Bird Ace : Table of Contents. Subjects: Kindley, Field Eugene, 1896-1920. Airfields or Bases Named for Capt. Civic Memorials to Field E. Kindley. Citations to Field E. Kindley's Medals. Published: (2013). World War I and the Age of Modern Warfare. by: Hillstrom, Kevin. Shamrock Battalion in the Great War. by: Hogan, Martin J. Published: (2007). Series: C. Published by: Texas A&M University Press. Kindley, with the famous Eddie Rickenbacker, was one of America’s foremost World War I flying aces. Like Rickenbacker’s, Kindley’s story is one of fierce dogfights, daring aerial feats, and numerous brushes with death. Through this tale, an era and a daring flyer live again.

War bird ace. the Great War exploits of Capt. Includes bibliographical references (p. -200) and index. Brannen series - no. 8. Classifications. 1st ed. by Jack S. Ballard. Published 2007 by Texas A & M University Press in College Station. 94. /4973092, B. Library of Congress. xvi, 208 p. : Number of pages.

Author Jack Stokes Ballard has written a biography of Field E. Kindley, a high school dropout who ended his combat career as the fourth-ranking American fighter ace of World War I. Not only an ace, Kindley became a leading flight and squadron commander in the American ai. . Not only an ace, Kindley became a leading flight and squadron commander in the American air forces. Ballard's book also offers a good introduction to the war in the air over the trenches, highlighting the introduction of the airplane to armed forces in combat

Download PDF book format. Description based on print version record. Personal Name: Kindley, Field Eugene, 1896-1920. Corporate Name: United States.

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Capt. Field E. Kindley, with the famous Eddie Rickenbacker, was one of America’s foremost World War I flying aces. Like Rickenbacker’s, Kindley’s story is one of fierce dogfights, daring aerial feats, and numerous brushes with death. Yet unlike Rickenbacker’s, Kindley’s story has not been fully told until now. Field Kindley gained experience with the RAF before providing leadership for the U.S. Air Service. Kindley was the fourth-ranking American air ace; his exploits earned him a Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster from the United States and a Distinguished Flying Cross from the British government. In February 1920, during a practice drill Kindley led, some enlisted men unwittingly entered the bombing target area. “Buzzing” the troops to warn them off the field, Kindley somehow lost control of his plane and died in the ensuing crash. Using arduously gathered primary materials and accounts of Great War aces, Jack Ballard tells the story of this little-known hero from the glory days of aerial warfare. Through this tale, an era and a daring flyer live again.

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Gldasiy
Well written book as well as being well illustrated. About a man from Gravette Arkansas, a high school drop out who has a high school named after him in Coffeyville, Kansas. A real flying ace of world war 1. The number 4 flying ace of WW1. Field E. Kindley, a real leader of men.
Orll
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Quemal
Great book
EROROHALO
Though immortalized in an evocative photograph, Field Kindley is one of America's forgotten aces of the Great War. Credited with a dozen kills, Kindley served in both the RAF and USAS, his leadership abilities eventually bringing him command of his own squadron. Staying in the Air Service after the war, Kindley was killed in a 1920 air crash that cut short a promising career. Thanks to the publication of Jack Ballard's excellent WAR BIRD ACE in 2007, the exploits of this quiet, thoughtful and talented fighter pilot and leader have been given the exposure they deserve.

The Arkansas-born Kindley served in the pre-war Signal Corps. Transferring to the Aviation Section, he became part of the first group of Americans sent to England for combat training in 1917. Assigned to the RAF's 65 Squadron equipped with Camels, he scored one kill before being transferred to the 148th Aero Squadron, USAS, in July 1918. Kindley, who scored the unit's first kill, rapidly became known as a top-notch flight leader and ace, eventually downing 11 e/a in just 4 months. For his wartime service Kindley received both a British DFC and an American DSC with Oak Leaf Cluster. In December 1918 he became CO of the 141st Aero Squadron, serving in postwar Europe until June 1919. He was killed in a February 1920 accident.

Author Ballard does an excellent job of both describing the combat exploits of Field Kindley and presenting a multi-dimensional portrait of the man. Though a high school drop-out, his natural abilities and winning personality served him well, Kindley being respected for his aerial skills and his rapport with and concern for his squadronmates. Typical of the man, he was killed in 1920 while warning ground personnel away from a live-fire area, his aircraft stalling out as he passed over the men at low level.

Kindley's letters home, reminiscences from his squadronmates and contemporary newspaper articles help bring alive this immensely likable young man. WAR BIRD ACE is a wonderful tribute to one of America's finest Great War aces. Highly recommended.
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NB. That "evocative photograph" depicts a helmeted Kindley grinning from the cockpit of his Sopwith Camel while holding his pet dog 'Fokker.'
War Bird Ace: The Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. Kindley (C. A. Brannen Series) download epub
Leaders & Notable People
Author: Jack Stokes Ballard
ISBN: 1585445541
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press (February 6, 2007)
Pages: 224 pages