Re: Greatest WWI pilot

Douglas R. Jones (
Wed, 10 Aug 1994 23:14:21 -0600

I don't know about splitting hairs. There was certainly a point (Bloody
April I believe) that the average life expectancy of an Allied pilot was
less than 2 weeks!

But I do agree that these guys were a different breed. Bedsheets, plywood,
bailing wire and engines that were about as reliable as the US Snail Mail
were the difference between life and death!

Yes sir, these guys had balls that today's jet jockeys could only wish for!

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