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History of US Air Services

WW1 Centennial News for August 12, 2019 - Episode #135

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Highlights: Focus ON: War in the Sky

Episode #135

Host - Theo Mayer


  • Introduction - Host | @ 01:45
  • Balloonatic: James Allen Higgs Jr. - Host | @ 04:35
  • Erwyn Bleckley & the Lost Battalion - LtCol Doug Jacobs USA (Ret.) | @ 08:05
  • WWI War Tech: Interrupter Gear - Host | @ 13:50
  • PTSD in WWI Pilots - Mark Wilkins | @ 16:40
  • Eddie Rickenbacker Profile - Host | @ 23:30
  • Quentin Roosevelt Killed - Host | @ 26:05
  • New Memorial to WWI Airmen - Michael J. O'Neal & Robert Kasprzak | @ 28:05

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World War I - THEN

100 Years Ago

Introduction - Host


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War in the Sky Timeline:  

Balloonatic: James Allen Higgs Jr. - Host


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“Viewpoint: How WWI Changed Aviation Forever,” BBC Magazine, October 20, 1014

This Day in Aviation History


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Executive Producer: Dan Dayton

Producer & Host: Theo Mayer

Written by: Theo Mayer and David Kramer

Editing team

Mac Nelsen
Tim Crowe

Website support: JL Michaud



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