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Hoosier aviator Paul Baer : America's first combat ace / Tony Garel-Frantzen.

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL IND BIO BAE (Text) 38217000570271 Indiana Biography Reference -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 923 B141g (Text) 00000106655038 Indiana book Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 923 B141g (Text) 00000106545957 Indiana book Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield IC 921 Baer (Text) 31208912355452 local history & genealogy Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 921 BAE (Text) 30032010716360 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781467138499
  • Physical Description: 126 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : The History Press, 2017.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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Tony Garel-Frantzen celebrates the 100th anniversary of Baer's aerial heroics with rarely seen images, a previously unpublished POW letter from Baer himself and a look at the restless raptor's life of roaming.
Subject: Baer, Paul.
Air pilots > Indiana > Biography.

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