Raoul Lufbery
Raoul Gervais Victor Lufbery

     If you search for "Raoul Lufberry," using the Google search engine, (9-29-07), you will find about 2,050 links! It was Jeff Stone who alerted me to the alternate spelling of "Lufbery" and suggested the use of "Lufberry" in the search. It was a very productive recommendation and I thank him for it. One example of the type of websites which are revealed is the following.

Lufbery Historical News] Interview: The First American Ace -Part 1
      "This article was written today, but describes a fictional interview with Major Lufbery using historical records of events that happened during the First World War."
     I found this to be an innovative use of the interview technique. It is easy to imagine that the interview is happening in real time and it offers a very incisive report of Lufbery's exploits and those of his good friend, Marc Pourpe as extracted from the historical record. It is available in two parts and I am sure you will want to read the second installment. You can access the site by clicking on the title above.

Vintage Photographs - Aviation
     This page on FIRST WORLD WAR.COM website offers a very nice portrait of Raoul and an impressive number of other photographs related to aviators and aviation during World War I. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.

     If you search for "Raoul Gervais Lufbery," using the Google search engine, (11-6-05), you will find about 21 links.
Raoul Gervais Lufbery
     This page on The Great War Flying Museum website offers a very nice portrait of Raoul and a short but comprehensive biography of him. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.
     By all means, if time permits, visit the homepage of the site and at least sample some of the many features which are available. You will find photos and biographies of Aces from 12 countries, a fabulous resource. Also you will find a section devoted to the planes ot World War I, including many who are to be found in the Museum collection. This is a must-visit website for the early aviation buff.

     To visit his entry on this site, first click on National Aviation Hall of Fame to go to the homepage. Next, highlight and click on "Enshrinees List" at the lower left corner of the page. You will find an alphabetical listing of all enshrinees on this page. Then highlight and click on his name.
Use your "BACK" button to return to this site.
     At the bottom of his page, you will find a number of important and helpful links to other sites which offer much more, both pictures and text, regarding his life and career.

Allied Aviation of World War I
Allied Aviation
of World War I

A Pictorial History of Allied Aviators and Aircraft of the Great War
Hugh W. Cowin
Product Details
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing, 2000
Used & New: $5.95
ISBN 1-84176-226-1
     If you will go to and locate the book, you will have the option of sampling many pages from the book. All you have to do is click on "search inside the book", which you will find right below the photograph of the cover. The pages will be displayed on full screen and are a tantalizing sample of the contents.

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