ACE OF THE ARGONNE by Charles I. Coombs

ACE OF THE ARGONNE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Those magnificent men fly a faltering course in Coombs' recreation of World War I aerobatics--""when chivalry... was both a living and a dying thing."" Midwest farmboy and star college fullback Tom Miller, now an air force pilot, almost loses his perspective when his girl, an army nurse, is killed in an air raid. But a trip to the front and behind the lines sets him straight on the enemy as a human being; in order to shorten the war and the killing he determines to zero in on German ace Kurt Von Hessel, taking him down in a head-on collision. The solution of Tom's problems by a kind of enlightened suicide is a questionable conclusion to an otherwise routine flight.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1967
Publisher: World