The Realities of Great War Aviation

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June 20, 2015, 2:00 PM CT

Presented by William E. Fischer, Jr.

Popular images of chivalrous World War I aviators, goggled with silk scarves flowing, were quite different from the dark reality of the skies above Europe. As the war stalemated across Western Europe and casualties began to mount, aviation became a critical component in war planning and operations. Cutting-edge technology on land, sea, and air ensured that the war of November 1918 little resembled the war of August 1914. This presentation explores how aviation became sophisticated and differentiated into aerial observation, bombardment, and pursuit.

Lansing Historical Museum
115 E Kansas St
Lansing, KS 66043-1667
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Sponsored by: Lansing Historical Museum

For more information about this event, please contact:
Jennifer Myer
(913) 250-0203