Behold! Roger Corbinson, the Most Daring Flying Ace of World War I!!
The craziest thing about the dogfights of the first world war to me wasn’t that a generation of men who’d been raised with their primary transportation being a horse and carriage had the bravado to get into a canvas and wood tube with a propeller and fly hundreds of feet in the open air, it was that within fifteen years of its invention the primary use of the airplane was to kill someone. Like some modern day Icarus, we just don’t seem to be allowed to climb up to the sun and enjoy the freedom. We create our own freedom and our own destruction simultaneously.