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The Three Mosquitoes:
The Night Monster

by Ralph Oppenheim

They were the Three Mosquitoes! Kirby, the D’Artagnan of the group, led the formation even though he was the youngest— his amazing skills had won him the position of leader of the trio. On his right flew “Shorty” Carn, bald, stocky, and mild of eye, but nevertheless a dead shot with a gun. On his left flew Travis, the oldest and wisest of the trio, whose lanky legs made it difficult for him to adjust himself in the little cockpit. With their customary battle cry—“Let’s go!”—they’re off on another dangerous mission in perilous skies!

Roaring out of the 1930’s comes the greatest heroes to ever fly WWI Europe’s unfriendly skies!

Straight from the tattered pages of Popular Publication’s air war pulps, Age of Aces Books is proud to be able to bring you the best of these heroes. Don’t spend all that time and money tracking down dozens of the crumbling original magazines looking for your favorite aviator. Age of Aces has done that for you. Each of our books contain stories featuring a single exciting character or written by one of your favorite authors. We are also doing some books that are not air war but still have a connection to that era and those magazines. All Age of Aces books are 6 X 9 trade paperback editions, and are available from Amazon.com.

Latest Dispatches

“Smashed Wings” by Ralph Oppeheim

Link - Posted March 1, 2024 @ 6:00 am in

Once again the ‘’Three Mosquitoes,” with the famous Kirby leading them, go out on a daring mission. The enemy’s Zeppelin sheds had to be destroyed—But could it be done? And Kirby was flying an old plane!

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“Beware of the Heinie in the sun!” by Arnold Lorne Hicks

Link - Posted February 26, 2024 @ 6:00 am in

THIS month’s cover shows you the reason for that warning phrase heard in every Allied airdrome during the war—”Beware of the Heinie in the sun!”

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“The Balloon-Gun Kid” by Andrew A. Caffrey

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Storm was an airman—every inch of him. When he started out free-lancing, even the sullen sides helped him to batter and spin his way to victory!

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How the War Crates Flew: Personal Gear

Link - Posted February 20, 2024 @ 6:00 am in

FROM the pages of the July 1934 number of Sky Fighters:
Editor’s Note: We feel that this magazine has been exceedingly fortunate in securing Lt. Edward McCrae to conduct a technical department each month. It is Lt. Mcrae’s idea to tell us the underlying principles and facts concerning expressions and ideas of air-war terminology. [...]

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“At Target 808″ by O.B. Myers

Link - Posted February 16, 2024 @ 6:00 am in

Down upon that swiftly moving Fokker dived the ancient Sop Strutter—and the Fokker fled. But those two Yanks should have guessed that tohen a speedy German scout ran from a clumsy observation crate, danger lay ahead—a danger greater than Spandau bullets.

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Heroes of the Air: Capt. A. Beauchamp-Proctor

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Captain Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor, who was a South African, served in France with the renowned 84 Squadron, where he won many decorations. He flew an S.E.5A. Like Albert Ball, he was awarded the V.C. for continuous bravery over a long period, not for one particular action…

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The Pulp Plagiarism Scandal of 1929

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IF FRIDAY’S story seemed a little familiar to you, there may be a reason for that. The entire story was plagiarized from another…

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“Fortune Flyers” by Robert Carter

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Treasure waits under tropic seas. High in the skies above the Spanish Main, Webb Foster peers down upon coral reefs. And buccaneers of the air fly to do murder for hidden gold. . . .

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“Please Omit Flowers” by Joe Archibald

Link - Posted January 26, 2024 @ 6:00 am in

There was one thing von Holke, famous German ace, wanted more than anything else—to see Phineas “Carbuncle” Pinkham lowered into the ground in a long, black box. And Phineas would do—well, almost anything to oblige an enemy!

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“A Fiery Rescue” by J.W. Scott

Link - Posted January 22, 2024 @ 6:00 am in

A TENSE dramatic moment is pictured in this month’s cover—the daring rescue of a Yank flyer by his buddy. In the dogfight which has just taken place, the gas tank in the Yank’s plane was punctured by Spandau bullets, and his plane caught fire.

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