Bundle of 2 - World Wars I & II - America's Flying Aces

Bundle of 2 - World Wars I & II - America's Flying Aces
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on World Wars I & II - American Flying Aces. The presentations together number 33 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

Edward Vernon Rickenbacker was an American fighter ‘ace’ in World War I. With 26 aerial victories, he was America's most successful fighter ace in the war. He was also a Medal of Honor recipient.

Prior to the war, he was a successful race car driver and automotive designer, owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, government consultant in military matters, and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the longtime head of Eastern Air Lines.

Power point #1 is entitled, World War I - Flying Aces - Eddie Rickenbacker and contains 15 slides and covers the following:

Background
Early Life
Auto Racing
World War I
Flight Training
First “Kills”
America’s Ace
Marriage, Family & Business
Eastern Airlines
World War II
Trip to Russia
Post World War II
End of Presentation

Gregory Boyington was born December 4, 1912, in Coeur d'Alene, ID, in the town of St. Maries. Boyington's parents divorced early in his life and he was raised by his mother and an alcoholic step-father.

He excelled in aviation and was known for commanding a group of misfit pilots of the VMF-214 fighter plane. The squadron initially lacked support personnel and possessed damaged or distressed aircraft. As many of the squadron's pilots had previously been unattached, they first wished to be called "Boyington's Bastards," but changed to "Black Sheep" for press purposes.

Boyington distinguished himself in the air, but struggled with alcohol throughout his life. On January 3, 1944, Boyington led a 48-plane force on a sweep over the Japanese base at Rabaul. As the fighting began, Boyington was seen downing his 26th kill but then became lost in the melee and was not seen again. Though considered killed or missing by his squadron, Boyington had been able to ditch his damaged aircraft. Landing in the water he was rescued by a Japanese submarine and taken prisoner.

Enduring a harsh existence as a POW, Boyington was liberated on August 29, 1945 following the dropping of the atom bombs. Returning to the United States, he claimed 2 additional kills during the Rabaul raid. In the euphoria of victory, these claims were not questioned and he was credited with a total of 28 making him the Marine Corps' top ace of the war. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for becoming an American fighter Ace.

Power point #2 is entitled, The United States & WW II - Military Leaders - Greg "Pappy" Boyington and contains 18 slides and covers the following:

Background
Early Life
Early Career
Assignments
Resignation
Flying Tigers
World War II
Black Sheep Squadron
“Kills”
Bold Raid
“Kill” 26
Prisoner of War
Marine Corps “Ace”
Later Life
Death
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....World War II.
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