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Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America's First Naval Ace (War and Society in North America)


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Hero of the Angry Sky draws on the unpublished diaries, correspondence, informal memoir, and other personal documents of the U.S. Navyandrsquo;s only flying andldquo;aceandrdquo; of World War I to tell his unique story. David S. Ingalls was a prolific writer, and virtually all of his World War I aviation career is covered, from the teenagerandrsquo;s early, informal training in Palm Beach, Florida, to his exhilarating and terrifying missions over the Western Front. This edited collection of Ingallsandrsquo;s writing details the career of the U.S. Navyandrsquo;s most successful combat flyer from that conflict.

While Ingallsandrsquo;s wartime experiences are compelling at a personal level, they also illuminate the larger, but still relatively unexplored, realm of early U.S. naval aviation. Ingallsandrsquo;s engaging correspondence offers a rare personal view of the evolution of naval aviation during the war, both at home and abroad. There are no published biographies of navy combat flyers from this period, and just a handful of diaries and letters in print, the last appearing more than twenty years ago. Ingallsandrsquo;s extensive letters and diaries add significantly to historiansandrsquo; store of available material.

About the Author

A graduate of Tufts University and the University of North Carolina, Geoffrey Rossano is an instructor of history at the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Connecticut. He is the author/editor of The Price of Honor: The World War One Letters of Naval Aviator Kenneth MacLeish; Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I (winner of the 2010 Roosevelt Prize in Naval History); and Built to Serve: Connecticut’s National Guard Armories, 1865–1940, as well as numerous articles and papers in the fields of maritime, military, and aviation history.

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Ingalls, David Sinton
Ohio University Press
Ingalls, David S.
Trimble, William F.
Rossano, Geoffrey L.
Military - World War I
Aviation - General
Edition Description:
War and Society in North America
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9 x 6 in

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