The Terrible Choice Faced By Early Pilots. In the video below, John F. Ross discusses the harrowing experiences of early pilots from his book, Enduring Courage, which digs deep into the life of ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker:
The video appears courtesy of The History Reader.
For a closer look at these courageous pilots and why they didn't wear parachutes, please visit St. Martin's The History Reader to read a blog entry by John F. Ross.
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