By Ray Rimell
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В книге рассказывается о боевом пути 1-й истребительной(охотничьей) группы Американского экспедиционного корпуса, начавшей свои действия в марте 1918 года во Франции. Парни поначалу летали на бипланах Nieuport 28S, на которых французы летать отказывались из-за проблем с двигателем, и частым обрывом полотняной обшивки верхнего крыла.
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Food prepared in steaming, smelly galleys was a source of constant complaint. It was invariably overcooked, often of poor quality, and a far cry from the home cooking the young Yanks had known. Stormy seas and nervous stomachs made the situation even worse, and seasickness was all too common. One soldier wrote home that he had six meals a day—three down and three up. For those sailing on foreign ships, there was an added problem. S. warship after being taken from the raider Alexandra Agassiz. 4-7 Unidentified German torpedo boats in the North Sea.
The question was not only military, but also political. ” When the war began in 1914, many German ships had headed to neutral American ports. Once America entered the war, these ships were confiscated and put to Allied use. One such vessel, the Vaterland, was the second largest ship afloat. Having been 50 America in World War I 4-29 Builders who worked on Liberty Destroyer 139. renamed Leviathan, it became the fastest and largest of all troop transports. Eventually it would carry thousands of Americans, both to the war and, once peace was secured, back home again.
Eventually, however, this was countered by organizing 4-1 USS Shawmut (left) leading a convoy column, flying the division guide pennant and a submarine warning flag somewhere in the North Sea. Getting the Boys “Over There” 43 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:30 PM Page 44 4-2 Destroyer guarding a transport in the North Sea. slow-, medium-, and fast-speed convoys for greater efficiency. Another disadvantage was that convoys arrived en masse at the port, creating congestion. In time, port facilities were expanded, and additional ports were made available.
Albatros fighters by Ray Rimell