Fighting the Flying Circus

Eddie RICKENBACKER (1890 - 1973)

This is the WWI memoirs of Medal of Honor winner, Capt Eddie Rickenbacker. He fought in and eventually became commander of the 94th "Hat-in-the-Ring" Squadron, which ended the war with the highest number of air victories of any American squadron. The circus mentioned in the title refers to the German squadron commanded by the famous Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen. (Introduction by Brett W. Downey)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, War & Military, Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - INTRODUCING ARCHY Brett W. Downey
00:15:14
Play 02 02 - THE AERODROME Brett W. Downey
00:17:21
Play 03 03 - OUR FIRST SORTIES Brett W. Downey
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Play 04 04 - DOWNING MY FIRST HUN Brett W. Downey
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Play 05 05 - JIMMY MEISSNER STRIPS HIS WINGS Brett W. Downey
00:17:12
Play 06 06 - JIMMY HALL'S LAST FIGHT Brett W. Downey
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Play 07 07 - NEW RESPONSIBILITIES Brett W. Downey
00:13:38
Play 08 08 - A VICTORY AND A NARROW ESCAPE Brett W. Downey
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Play 09 09 - DOWN IN FLAMES Brett W. Downey
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Play 10 10 - LUFBERY IS KILLED Brett W. Downey
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Play 11 11 - SQUADRON FESTIVITIES Brett W. Downey
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Play 12 12 - JIMMY MEISSNER AGAIN Brett W. Downey
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Play 13 13 - AMERICA'S FIRST ACE Brett W. Downey
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Play 14 14 - RUMPLER NUMBER l6 Brett W. Downey
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Play 15 15 - CAMPBELL'S LAST FIGHT Brett W. Downey
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Play 16 16 - BECOMING AN ACE Brett W. Downey
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Play 17 17 - A PERPLEXING BANK OF FOG Brett W. Downey
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Play 18 18 - STRAFING THE DRACHEN Brett W. Downey
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Play 19 19 - THE CHATEAU-THIERRY SALIENT Brett W. Downey
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Play 20 20 - THE DEATH OF QUENTIN ROOSEVELT Brett W. Downey
00:19:08
Play 21 21 - THE FLYING CIRCUS SCORES HEAVILY Brett W. Downey
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Play 22 22 - OUR SPADS ARRIVE Brett W. Downey
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Play 23 23 - BACK CLOSE TO VERDUN Brett W. Downey
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Play 24 24 - THE ST. MIHIEL DRIVE Brett W. Downey
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Play 25 25 - AMERICAN ACE OF ACES Brett W. Downey
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Play 26 26 - CAPTAIN OF THE HAT-IN-THE-RING SQUADRON Brett W. Downey
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Play 27 27 - AN EVENTFUL D DAY Brett W. Downey
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Play 28 28 - FRANK LUKE STRAFES HIS LAST BALLOON Brett W. Downey
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Play 29 29 - A NIGHT-MISSION Brett W. Downey
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Play 30 30 - A DAY'S WORK SIX VICTORIES Brett W. Downey
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Play 31 31 - SEEING THE WAR Brett W. Downey
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Play 32 32 - A REGULAR DOG-FIGHT Brett W. Downey
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Play 33 33 - AN AEROPLANE MOVIE SHOW Brett W. Downey
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Play 34 34 - AN OVER-ZEALOUS ALLY Brett W. Downey
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Play 35 35 - THE END DRAWS NEAR Brett W. Downey
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Play 36 36 - LAST VICTORY OF THE GREAT WAR Brett W. Downey
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