Chapter 1: Not Exactly Helpless /Chapter 2: Britons in Harm's Way /Chapter 3: French Aces - Fighting Their Way Home /Chapter 4: Germans Under Fire /Chapter 5: Austria-Hungary's Old Reliables /Chapter 6: Aggressive Americans /Appendices -List of all two-seater aces -Plates commentary
A quirky title in the same mould as Ballooning-busting Aces or the two Naval Aces of WW1 volumes, this book details the exploits of aces who claimed five or more victories as either pilots or observers in aircraft that were not tasked with being fighters first and foremost.
A resident of Leesburg, Virginia, Jon Guttman is research director and contributing writer for Weider History Publications. Specialising in World War 1 aviation, he has written 21 titles in the past, including SPAD VII Aces of WW1, Spad XII/XIII Aces of WW1, Balloon Buster Aces of WW1, Bristol Fighter Aces of WW1, Pusher Aces of WW1 and Naval Aces of WW1 pts 1 and 2 in the Osprey Aces series; SPA124 Lafayette Escadrille, Groupe de Combat 12 'Les Cigognes' and 1st Pursuit Group, USAS in the Aviation Elite Units series; and Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I 1917-18, SPAD XIII vs Fokker D VII 1917-18, SE 5/5A vs Albatros D V 1917-18 and SPAD VII vs Albatros D III in Osprey's Duel series. Harry Dempsey is a talented profile artist who specializes in fighter aircraft of World War 1. He has illustrated all of Osprey's World War 1 Aircraft of the Aces titles to date. Mark Postlethwaite was born in Leicestershire in 1964 and has developed a lifelong passion for aviation history. He first worked as a photographer before turning his attention solely to artwork, and is now highly regarded in his field for the quality and accuracy of his work. He became the youngest elected member of the Guild of Aviation Artists in 1991. Mark is a valued Osprey artist and has contributed to more than 80 of its books.