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Wings Over the Mexican Border: Pioneer Military Aviation in the Big Bend

Wings Over the Mexican Border: Pioneer Military Aviation in the Big Bend

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Author: Kenneth Baxter Ragsdale

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 266 pages.

Date: 1984

Condition: Spine caps lightly bumped. Book looks unread.

Dust Jacket: Some light shelf wear and scuffing.

Contents: Against a backdrop of revolution, border banditry, freewheeling aerial dramatics, and World War II comes this compelling look at the rise of U.S. combat aviation at an unlikely proving ground-a remote airfield in the rugged reaches of the southwestern Texas borderlands. Here, at Elmo Johnson's Big Bend ranch, hundreds of young Army Air Corps pilots demonstrated the U.S. military's reconnaissance and emergency response capabilities and, in so doing, dramatized the changing role of the airplane as an instrument of war and peace. Illustrated with photographs. Indexed.
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