Hoosier aviator Paul Baer : America's first combat ace / Tony Garel-Frantzen.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield||IC 921 Baer (Text)||31208912355452||new local history & genealogy||Checked out||03/24/2018|
|Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox)||921 BAE (Text)||30032010716360||NEW ADULT||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781467138499
- Physical Description: 126 pages ; illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : The History Press, 2017.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Summary, etc.:|| Indiana native Paul Baer was an American pilot of many firsts. Born into a modest midwestern family in the late 1800s, Baer grew up short and shy in Fort Wayne. Not short on ambition, he volunteered to join a new breed of combatant: the fighter pilot. Dogfighting in the skies over France during World War I, Baer earned a giant reputation as the first-ever American to shoot down an enemy plane and the first to earn the title of “combat ace” for earning five victories—before being shot down himself. Author Tony Garel-Frantzen celebrates the 100th anniversary of Baer’s aerial heroics with rarely seen images, a previously unpublished POW letter from Baer himself and a look at the restless raptor’s life of roaming.
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