Local WWI Ace to be topic of discussion at July Military History Roundtable Meeting
“America’s Forgotten Ace”
July 11, 2013
Presented By Mr. Bill Martin
Fighter pilot William C. Lambert, born in Ironton, Ohio, in 1894, ended World War I as America’s second-leading Ace with 22 confirmed victories. Only Eddie Rickenbacker, another “buckeye,” scored more with 26.Yet, Lambert chose to live in obscurity, his record not discovered for nearly five decades. Bill Martin was a personal friend of Col. Lambert and will offer some insight regarding this pilot’s remarkable life.