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War in the Air


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Life expectancy of a pilot in 1917
Life expectancy of a pilot was measured in weeks.
Biplane
An airplane with two sets of wings, one on the top and one underneath.
Reconnaissance
Military search or exploration
Sharpshooter
A person skilled in shooting
Dogfight
Aerial duels between aircraft.
Ace
A fighter pilot who has shot down five enemy aircraft
Canadian Aces
Raymond Collishaw (62 victories), Billy Barker, William May, Roy Brown, Arthur Whealy (27 victories)
Why were Air Aces removed from active service on the front line?
Aces were removed from active service to promote fundraising and recruitment at home.
Billy Bishop
Air Ace
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