Category Archives: WWI

Wills’s Aviation Card #61 – “Roe II.” Triplane.

History Behind The Card: “Roe II” Triplane. Card #61 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut – black back issue Sir Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe, April 26, 1877 in Patricroft, Eccles, England, Great Britain – January … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #37 – “Voisin” Type Biplane

History Behind The Card: “Voisin” Type Biplane Card #37 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Gabriel Voisin, February 5, 1880 in Belleville-sur-Saône, France – December 25, 1973, Ozenay, Saône-et-Loire, France; Charles Voisin, July 12, 1882 in Lyon, France – … Continue reading

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Bladed Anti-Aircraft Shell

Here’s an interesting weapon used to take down dirigibles during WWI. You can almost hear the German airman in the gondola above screaming “Ach du lieber Gott!” as the bladed shell rips the heck out of the fabric of the … Continue reading

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Katherine Stinson – The Flying Schoolgirl

Known as the Flying Schoolgirl, Katherine Stinson became just the fourth woman in the U.S. to earn her pilot’s license on July 24, 1912. Born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1891 in Fort Payne, Alabama, America’s sweetheart (look at that … Continue reading

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Dropping Bombs By Hand In WWI

The image shows a WWI German pilot and bombardier in their plane – how bombs were deployed.

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In Flanders Fields

        In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We … Continue reading

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Commemorates Remembrance Day

If you are in the area – and even if you are not – go and visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2014. For those of you who are unaware, November … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #23 – German Zeppelin Type

History Behind The Card: German Zeppelin Type Card #23 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Count Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin, 1838 – 1917, Konstanz, Germany Next to the Red Baron, Count von Zeppelin is … Continue reading

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Description Of A WWI Bomber’s Sight System – Revised

Here’s a nice cut-away image showing what appears to be a World War I German Goth bomber, and all the components we the people should know about the inner workings of this new invention. It’s a French clipping, so while … Continue reading

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WWI Austria Engine Manufacturer Propaganda Poster

Here’s a cool Austrian WWI advertising and propaganda poster from, I think, 1916. Translating the German into English, it reads: Austro-Hungarian seaplane with Heiro-flight engine destroyed an Italian Caproni. Austrian industrial plants Warchalowski, Eissler & Co. AG Vienna, XVI I believe … Continue reading

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