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Carrying the War into the Air

��Captain Georges Guy- nemer, pic- tured below, is probably the most skilful air-fighter on the French side. Although he joined the aviation corps a mere boy, he has been rapid- ly promoted. He has a record of thirty-seven German ma- chines to his credit. In the picture he is holding the battered, twisted rem- nant of a ma- chine gun taken from a German battle plane that he brought down

��HOW TWO FIGHTERS ATTACK A SINGLE ENEMY, CUT OFF FROM HIS SQUADRON

��AT 20,000 FEET SQUADRONS OF FIGHTERS CIRCLE AROUND EACH OTHER

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LARGER TWO SEATED SCOUT MACHINES TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS

���Captain Boelcke, pic- tured below, was by far the best air fighter that Germany produced. He was killed at the Somme in a collision with a member of his own air- squadron. Boelcke was such an im- portant per- sonal factor that, although he had been sent home to rest by the Emperor, he was recalled when the Ger- mans found that they were losing in the air alarmingly at the Somme

��AT 6,000 FEET IFIRE CONTROL MACHINES WtRELESS ,T 8ACK THE HITS AND MISSES

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��The opposing squadrons watch and watch each other. Woe betide the man in a squad- ron who lags behind for a second, who man- ipulates his control a little too carelessly, who is not quite en rapport with his team- mate in the machine beside him! Two enemies swoop down upon him. He is cut off from his fellows. He must fight for his life. Up and down, in and out he maneuvers, shooting when he can. But his enemies out- number him. He has not a chance. There is a squirting of bullets. His machine drops — a sickening sight — three miles to earth

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