Bill Lambert Author : Samuel J. Wilson Publisher : McFarland Total Pages : 276 Release : 2016-08-16 ISBN 10 : 9781476664675 ISBN 13 : 1476664676 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Bill Lambert Book Description: World War I fighter pilot William C. Lambert of Ironton, Ohio, flew for the British Royal Air Force in 1918. When he left the Western Front in August, he had 22 victories--then the most achieved by any American pilot. (By the time of the Armistice in November, his total was surpassed by Eddie Rickenbacker, the former race car driver from Columbus, Ohio, with 26 victories.) Lambert survived the war and lived into his eighties, unwilling until late in life to seek public acclaim for his war record. This book examines his life and the wartime experiences that defined it.