This work is a collection of letters by the French-American pilot Victor Chapman. Chapman earned many medals during his service and was one of the founding members of the Lafayette Escadrille. He was the first American pilot to die in the First World War after being shot down by German ace Kurt Wintgens.This book is part of the World War One Centenary series; creating, collating and reprinting new and old works of poetry, fiction, autobiography and analysis. The series forms a commemorative tribute to mark the passing of one of the world's bloodiest wars, offering new perspectives on this tragic yet fascinating period of human history. Each publication also includes brand new introductory essays and a timeline to help the reader place the work in its historical context.