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They Also Flew: The Enlisted Pilot Legacy, 1912-1942
by Lee Arbon
In 1912, when the United States opened an aviation school at the newly established Fort William McKinley in the Philippines, only one officer volunteered for pilot training. A corporal, recognizing his opportunity, stepped forward, becoming the first enlisted man in the history of United States military aviation to train as a pilot. Over the next thirty years, three thousa ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published February 17th 1998 by Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
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