CAPT. J.H. HEDLEY
The Luckiest Man Alive
In His Thrilling Lecture
RAMBLING THROUGH THE AIR
Capt. Hedley, three miles in the air, falls 300 feet from his plane, landing safely on the tail of the same machine.
CAPT. J. H. HEDLEY
HE Luckiest Man Alive
is the term a famous war correspondent applied to Capt. J. H. Hedley, noted war ace who this season has been secured to give his thrillingly interesting lecture
Rambling Through the Air.
Captain Hedley joined the British army on the 4th of August, 1914. After serving many months with the infantry he transferred to the British air force. As a member of the 20th Squadron, R. F. C., he took part in some of the most spectacular air fights of the War, having to his credit fifty-three aerial combats.
His unusual run of luck in escaping from seemingly hopeless situations made him a marked man. One of his most startling adventures occurred when he was thrown out of his plane into the air three miles above the earth, fell two or three hundred feet and landed on the tail of the same machine.
He fought the famous Richthofen's Circus three times, and on the third occasion his machine was shot down in flames by Baron von Richthofen, the Red Knight of Germany, and Captain Hedley was made a prisoner of war.
Captain Hedley is a vastly entertaining speaker and holds his audiences in rapt attention as he tells his unusual personal experiences of the Great War.
Thrilling and amazing experiences as a British ace during the World War were related by Captain J. H. Hedley, of Chicago, at the 'past commanders' night' dinner of Harwood Post, American Legion. . . .
The largest audience ever to attend a meeting of Harwood Post was present, and the hall was filled to capacity.—
Joliet (Ill.) Herald News.
Capt. J. H. Hedley, British ace in the late World War, related today with typical Will Rogers humor many of his experiences while a soldier and flyer of the English forces, to 200 members of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce.
The diminutive ace of the Royal Flying Corps kept his audience in a continual uproar by the manner in which he humorously told of his experiences.—
Lake County Times, Hammond, Ind.
Captain Hedley's rare gift of humor kept the audience in a continuous uproar.—
Elgin (Ill.) Courier-News.
The hall was as still as a June night, with everybody listening to the tales as told by the Captain. The best story teller and biographer who ever delivered an address in Golden Rule Lodge.—
The Masonic Chronicler.
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