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World War One, US First Pursuit Group Newsletter, 1918. A rare copy of "Out of Control," Volume 1, Number 1--"Published in the Interest of the First Pursuit Group and Its Friends" from the "Zone of Advance--Nov. 7, 1918"--Price--50 Centimes. 4to, 4 pages. Features numerous articles of recent interest, including headline stories "Eighteen Bosche in Seventeen Days This Boy's Record"--a profile of Lt. Frank Luke; "Records Smashed by First Pursuit Group--More than 100 Victories Reported from September 12 to October 12--More American Aces;" and "America's Best Given Awards: Fifteen out of Twenty four Distinguished Service Crosses Presented to First Pursuit Group." The article on Lt. Luke notes "An unverified report has been received at this office to the effect that Lt. Frank Luke's body was found along side of his machine at the edge of the Argonne forest near Grandpre. According to the story, told by several members of the -----th Machine Gun Company, Lt. Luke on the evening during which he shot down his last three balloons, was seen gliding toward the American lines, his motor being dead. Unfortunately, however, he was unable to make our lines but was compelled to land his machine in No Man's Land. . ."

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WW1 US First Pursuit Group Newsletter, 1918

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