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The Balloon Buster


by Norman S. Hall

Frank Luke, the Balloon Buster, on a 1933 National Chicle Chewing Gum card, Sky Birds Series Number 12 of 48.
Text:
Frank Luke
Reverse:
No. 12
Frank Luke
Hot bullets from a German Spandaus, roaring "Archie" shells held no terrors for Frank Luke, the Balloon Buster. To shoot down a balloon in a roar of flames was his one desire. On September 29th, 1918, he went out after three German "sausages" as the balloons were called. Observers saw the three go up in flames and smoke, but Luke was downed behind the German lines. Before being killed he took the lives of six of the enemy with his pistol.
This is a series of 48 cards
Sky Birds
National Chicle Company
Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A.
Makers of Quality Chewing Gum
Copr. 1933

Frank Luke, the Balloon Buster, on a 1933 National Chicle Chewing Gum card, Sky Birds Series Number 12 of 48.

The Balloon Buster by Norman S. Hall

Publisher: Bantam Books, 1966

Copyright: 1928 Liberty Weekly, Inc., renewed, 1956, Lorraine Lester et al.

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