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American flyers down pair

By United Press
American flyers down pair
Lt. Douglas Campbell was the first U.S. pilot to be involved in a dogfight during World War I on April 14, 1918. File Photo courtesy the U.S. Army

Six minutes after the front line signaled German airplanes crossing the American trenches this morning Lieutenant A.S. Winslow of Chicago and Lieutenant Douglas Campbell of California had brought two enemy aviators down.

One of the German machines was set afire, while the other was practically undamaged. Both pilots were made prisoners.

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Campbell is believed to be the first aviator trained entirely by Americans to battle an enemy plane. Both he and Winslow have received the Croix de Guerre.

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