Aces Up

Covington CLARKE (1891 - ?)

A crack American flying troop has been sent to France, where they await further instructions. They are concerned that their extensive talents will not be put to good use in the war. Major Cowan introduces Lt. McGee as the British instructor for the crew. It turns out the Brit is actually an American, born in the U.S., even though his parents were British. McGee and Larkin are flying partners. Out on a mission, McGee spots a small enemy plane in a searchlight, probably intent on dropping flares to mark targets for bombers. He drives in for the attack successfully, as the enemy plane zooms earthward in flames. During another flight to Epernay, a fellow pilot, Siddons, fades back to a previous stop. McGee and Larkin suspect Siddons of aiding the enemy. Von Herzmann is preparing German pilots to fight Americans. Larkin and McGee defeat the enemy and force a retreat. In another battle, McGee must crash-land, where he passes out due to injuries. He spends weeks recovering in a hospital. When he is discharged, he cannot find his squadron. After diligent searching, he shows up at his old base. At the end, it is revealed that Siddons is not at all what he was suspected of being--in fact, the opposite. (Bill Boerst)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Action & Adventure Fiction, General Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 Chapter 1, Part A Bill Boerst
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Play 02 Chapter 1, Part B Bill Boerst
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Play 03 Chapter 1, Part C Bill Boerst
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Play 04 Chapter 2, Part A Bill Boerst
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Play 05 Chapter 2, Part B Bill Boerst
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Play 06 Chapter 2, Part C Bill Boerst
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Play 07 Chapter 3, Part A Bill Boerst
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Play 08 Chapter 3, Parts B and C Bill Boerst
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Play 09 Chapter 4, Part A Bill Boerst
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Play 10 Chapter 4, Parts B and C Bill Boerst
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Play 11 Chapter 5, Parts A and B Bill Boerst
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Play 12 Chapter 5, Parts C and D Bill Boerst
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Play 13 Chapter 6, Parts A and B Bill Boerst
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Play 14 Chapter 6, Parts C and D Bill Boerst
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Play 15 Chapter 7 Bill Boerst
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Play 16 Chapter 8, Part A Bill Boerst
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Play 17 Chapter 8, Parts B and C Bill Boerst
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Play 18 Chapter 9 Bill Boerst
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Play 19 Chapter 10, Parts A and B Bill Boerst
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Play 20 Chapter 10, Parts C and D Bill Boerst
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Play 21 Chapter 11, Part A Bill Boerst
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Play 22 Chapter 11, Part B Bill Boerst
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Play 23 Chapter 12 Bill Boerst
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Play 24 Chapter 13, Parts A and B Bill Boerst
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Play 25 Chapter 13, Parts C, D, and E Bill Boerst
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Play 26 Glossary Bill Boerst
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