Copies of 'Flying for France' Available During Buggy Fest
Copies of the commemorative edition of James R. McConnell's book "Flying for France" will be on sale during the Buggy Festival in Carthage this weekend.
The reprint of the slender volume was commissioned by the Carthage Historical Committee as a feature of its dedication of the McConnell highway marker, to take place on Memorial Day, May 25.
McConnell, an aviator with the French Army, died in an air battle with German airplanes during World War I, shortly before the United States entered the war. He was a resident of Carthage, where a monument to his memory stands on the historic courthouse grounds.
The World War I hero wrote the book while he was serving in France.
"Flying for France with the American Escadrille at Verdun" is the complete title of Vol. 1 in the Dawn of Aviation Series edited by Walt Shiel.
Only 100 copies were ordered.
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