Sunday, January 7, 2018

Pulp -- Air Stories -- January 7, 2018
The May, 1928 issue of Air Stories featured The War Eagle, a "complete war-air novelet by George Bruce a war ACE who found on three fronts."  I don't know if that was true, but he wrote a lot of stories about aviation in the war.  Some of his stories were dramatized on the radio.

The War Eagle appears to be about a Native American pilot.  I don't think I would have flown an open cockpit airplane over the Western Front.  Besides, the slipstream would have blown all the feathers out of his war bonnet.

Several squadrons used Indian Head logos, but I can't associate this one with a real squadron.  It is cruder than the one used by the Lafayette Escadrille and later the US 103rd Aero Squadron.

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