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By Roxanne M. Kaufman

ISBN-10: 0160893437

ISBN-13: 9780160893438

1912-2012: a hundred Years of Marine Corps Aviation: An Illustrated heritage is a commemorative paintings that provides the reader a photo view of the folks, airplane, and occasions that include the 1st century of Marine aviation. that includes a ahead by means of John Glenn, Jr., it showcases the achievements of Marine aviation via seldom visible pictures and money owed of pivotal battles and occasions. It screens the innovation and flexibility of Marine Corps aviation, together with its total value to the very important posture of the Marine Corps as a balanced air-ground-logistics crew. meant as a "museum in a book," it comprises an outline for every period of time in Marine aviation, bankruptcy introductions, characteristic articles, and a operating timeline. An oral historical past CD is incorporated behind the booklet, delivering the textual content and pictures with first-hand debts from decide upon Marine aviators. also, this booklet deals numerous appendices to function a reference

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He entered the Marine Corps in 1901 and received a commission the following year. Turner served in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Vera Cruz before entering aviation. While commanding a Marine brigade in San Diego, he asked for permission to fly with the Army while off duty. His request was granted, and it was during this time that Turner earned his wings. He also qualified as a Naval Aviator on March 14, 1918. In World War I, he served with the Army Air Service as the commanding officer at Ellington Airfield, Texas.

The Second Air Group, which was formed in 1925, consisted of a headquarters, and observation and fighter squadrons. Pilots concentrated on tactics and techniques for supporting ground troops during combat operations. They also fostered support within the Corps and in the general public through their repeated participation in air races and reenactments of military exercises. Aviators were not shy about creating their own headline-making exhibitions—like carrying a bathtub for President Coolidge under their aircraft during the reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Upon arrival, the squadron is reassigned to the Second Marine Brigade in Santo Domingo. This is the first instance of Marine combined arms combat action involving aviation. TOC Index Previous Page MARCH 1, 1919 The chief of the Gendarmerie d’Haiti requests the direct assistance of the First Marine Brigade in suppressing the Caco Revolt. In response, the First Division, Squadron E arrives in Haiti to provide an aviation element to the brigade. Chapter Beginning MARCH 8, 1919 First Division, Squadron D arrives in Santo Domingo City, Dominican Republic, and is attached to the Second Marine Brigade.

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