Aviationby Bill Northup
WWI Rikenbacker Spad Wingman Poster
'No Surprise Today'WWI Eddie Rickenbacker and a fellow squadron mate piloting their Spad Biplane fighters spot a group of German Fighters who have both the advantage of superior height and numbers. The German planes being up sun from the Spads make Rickenbacker and his wingman hard to see, However, Captain Eddie, piloting Spad number 1 has seen the German planes and is looking back at his wingman to point them out. His wingman acknowledges by pointing at the German planes. Captain Eddie knows at this point there will be 'No Surprise Today'