Diary of a World War I Ace

Air combat, prison camp, and the will to fly again.

“The Lousy Bums of Hierson” displays Miller’s typical wit: “Tibbets on the right has been thru a lot. He is a typical little dried up Yankee. He has been decorated by the British for work during the Spring Somme Show 1918,” while “Mitten...can make even a German private see a joke.” (Dane Penland, from the Zenos Miller Diary)
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Lieutenant Clifford A. McElvain

(From the Zenos Miller Diary)

Lieutenant Clifford A. McElvain, also a member of the 27th Aero Squadron, was captured on August 1, 1918. After World War II, McElvain became acquainted with the German pilot who shot him down, eventually sponsoring his and his family’s immigration to the United States.


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