Books: Crashes

DOWN IN FLAMES—Ben Ray Redman —Payson & Clarke ($2).

Most of these well-told tales are about flying in the War, most of the heroes come down in flames. The author knows what he is writing about: he was there. Some of the plots: A be-monocled ground officer, never seen in the air, restores the morale of his training unit, which has just lost five pilots in crashes, by a solo flight of extreme skill and daring.

A young pilot at the front, just out from England, loses his nerve and tries to run...

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