Oregon’s Military and Naval Aviation Pioneers, Frank W. Wright and Louis T. Barin, Jr.
Frank W. Wright’s fighter plane in RAF 209 Squadron during World War I was the famous Sopwith Camel. The British Sopwith F.1 Camel shot down more enemy aircraft than any other Allied World War I fighter. Best characterized by its unmatched maneuverability, the Camel was difficult to defeat in a dogfight. Tricky handling characteristics, however, made the Camel a dangerous aircraft to fly. The example pictured here on display at the National Museum of the US Air Force was built by USAF personnel in 1974 from original factory drawings. (USAF photo)
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