Wood & Canvas Heroes

By James W. Patrick

A wonderful study of our American heroes of early aviation. These pioneers set speed, altitude and distance records. They participated in racing events, balloon research to over 70,000 feet, reached the South Pole, crossed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and circled the globe. Many of them were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross like Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Wiley Post, Admiral Richard Byrd, Glenn Curtiss, the Wright Brothers and other pioneering airmen, including U.S. Marine Pilots who engaged in combat in Nicaragua.
This book details numerous exploits, additional data on the person awarded, the circumstances creating the award (citation), the presentation of the award, and unique features on each medal.
200 pages
56 photographs
Hard bound
Price: $24.95