The Skull Squadron by Lester Dent


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Duck! as the sound of the Vickers machine guns echo again, while Spads and Fokkers tumble through the skies in these 11 thrilling tales of mystery and adventure set against the backdrop of World War I.

For the first time in book form, this volume collects all of Dent’s published air-war stories—an instant collector’s item! With an introduction by historian Will Murray. Appendices feature background material, outlines and story submission notes from Dent’s personal papers.


  • Introduction by Will Murray
  • Bat Trap
  • Hell’s Seven Keys
  • The Fox
  • The Skull Squadron
  • The Blue Ghost Patrol
  • Four to One
  • The Bluff Buster
  • The Undertaker Twins
  • Zeppelin Bait
  • Death to a Million
  • Grapes Grabber

Appendix A

  • From Lester Dent’s notebooks
  1. Air war terminology
  2. Zeppelin terminology
  3. Lighter-Than-Air Craft terminology
  4. Plot idea for a War Story

Appendix B

  • Story submission records
  • About the author


Cover art by Rudolph Belarski

Trade paperback / 228 pages

Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in