Flying wildcats

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Flying wildcats - THE ENQUIRER, CINCINNATI, i "THE (Left to...
THE ENQUIRER, CINCINNATI, i "THE (Left to right) lieutenants Lieutenant Earl Carroll, "advance officer' of . the squadron of American airplanes. Major Claude K. Rhlnehardt, commanding, arrived In Cincinnati yes- terday and completed arrangement, for the toniine of a fleet of from six to twelve American planes Wednesday, and. the welcoming of Brigadier General Charles Lee, English Royal Air Force, head of the British Aviation Mission to the United States, who also will reach Cincinnati Wednesday morn-Hun, and battle formations directly accompanied by two or three veteran pilots in British planes. The American base has been established at Dayton, and the fleet of planes will arrive at the grounds of the Western Hills Country Club between 7 and S o'clock Wednesday morning. It is expected General 1-ee and the British planes wilLarrive from the West about the, same time or a llt'tle later. Authorities in Washington have chosen Cincinnati as the starting point for the greatest tour by a fleet of airplanes ever attempted In any country, and the 3.000-mile flight of these squadrons will be watched by aviators throughout the world. . ' ; The performance of all kinds of daredevil "stunts" used in tricking the wily Hun and battle formations directly above down-town Cincinnati .are certain to FLYING WILD CATS" ... . .V r I --Vi 1 Connell, Kelleher, Carroll, Watson, prove the most exciting war spectacle In the- history of the city. As It is an official affair and the beginning of a national cruise.' he greatest of Its' kind ever attempted. It la expected Cincinnati ..lit W MIIa ...(... . W Jtowni dte, who ,M aloU8 to Know the modern methods of fighting employed by Generalissimo Foch In de- Testing the Germans As orders from Washington forbid the carrying of civilians. Cincinnatians who applied to Mayor Galvln for the privilege of accompanying aviators will be disappointed. Washington Is anxious the whole, country should know of the remarkably quick progress the American boys are making In the art of flying, and seeks to give the populace of the Middle West, some of whom who have never seen an aeroplane, the opportunity of witnessing some of the new types of machines in action. The Committee on Public Information conceived the Idea, and, together with the Division of Military Aeronautics and the British Air Mission, arranged preliminary plans and laid out the Itinerary-It was decided the foremost pilot In America should head the flyers, and Major . C. K. Rhlnehardt, -commanding officer of the First Provisional Training Wing at Mineola, New York, was selected to lead the party. He was given carte blanche In the choosing of the aviators who were to accompany him, and General Charles Lee, of the English Royal Air Force, was Invited to head the group of British flyers, who were to be guests of honor during the trip. The flight, as planned, begins at Cincinnati Wednesday, covers 17 large cities, crosses 10 states, and besides gives towns. villages and hamlets en route close-up Beltenbangh and Wtlih. views of the modern fighting planes. From Cincinnati the first stop scheduled is Dayton. Ohio. August 15. From a day to two davi is to be snent in each town, and the Mavora. cltv associations and Chambers of Commerce have offered the hosnltalltv of their cities. From Dayton the squadron is to fly to Columbus, Ohio, arrriving August io. Two davs are to be spent In Cleveland, Ohio, August '17 and 18. and from then on are to follow. In rapid succession, Toledo Ohio. A u mist 19: Detroit. Mich.. Au gust 20 and 21: Indianapolis. Ind.. Au gust 22 and 23. and St Louis. August 24 and 25. Wednesday afternoon ' the fliers, will leave the ground in Cincinnati and the real thrills of the day will begin. Major Rhlnehardt has chosen his aids with great care, but the Division of Military Aeronautics wishes the fact known these youthful fliers are the ordinary product of our present syste mot train Ing. . - ' Each city will have the chance of view ing the close battle formations which are being used so extensively on the front; the intricate acrobatics, thousands of feet in the air, which are so necessary for fighting in the clouds, and last but still the most spectacular, the very latest and most advanced maneuvering of aerial combat work. American boys must be able to out-maneuver the Hun. officers say. They must be able to fly their planes instinct' ively. without giving a thought to any thing but their machine guns, and with the ability to loop-the-loop, stall, side slip and suddenly drop thousands of feet in a spinning nose-dive, so there is little chance of their being brought to the mercy of a more agile and versatile op ponent

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 12 Aug 1918, Mon,
  3. Page 9

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