Jack B. Hilliard

CAPRONIs, FARMANs and SIAs, U.S.Army aviation training and combat in Italy with Fiorello LaGuardia, 1917-1918

When the United States entered the First World War its military aviation was unprepared for the immediate requirements for pilots. This book is about one of the American cadet detachments that were sent over Europe for flight training and combat against the Central Powers. The diaries and letters from Italy of these fresh graduates from the best of nation’s universities tell us about a mostly unknown part of that war’s history.