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World War I Remembrance with Gary Whitaker

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Open Cockpit presentation from Gary Whitaker
In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of WWI
All ages

Open Cockpit is a program based on the books by Arthur Gould Lee titled 'No Parachute’ and ‘Open Cockpit.” Lee flew for the RAF (Royal Air Force), Squadron #46, WW 1. He eventually rose to the rank of Captain during his tour in 1917.Lee’s squadron was pitted against the German ‘Flying Circus’, the Red Barons Squadron. The Flying Circus had the best trained pilots with the best planes. Lee’s squadron flew an inferior aircraft against the Flying Circus and had to face them on a daily basis sometimes 3 or 4 times a day. This is a story about survival. This is the real story and the sacrifices made.

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