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(1997) The Mexican Expeditionary Air Force in World War II: The Organization, Training, and Operations of the 201st. Squadron

(1997) The Mexican Expeditionary Air Force in World War II: The Organization, Training, and Operations of the 201st. Squadron

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A Research Paper Presented To The Research Department Air Command and Staff College In Partial Fulfillment of the Graduation Requirements of ACSC by Lt. Col. José G. Vega Rivera (MEXICO), March 1997

A Research Paper Presented To The Research Department Air Command and Staff College In Partial Fulfillment of the Graduation Requirements of ACSC by Lt. Col. José G. Vega Rivera (MEXICO), March 1997

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AU/ACSC/0609J/97-03
THE MEXICAN EXPEDITIONARY AIR FORCE IN WORLDWAR II: THE ORGANIZATION, TRAINING, ANDOPERATIONS OF THE 201st SQUADRON
A Research PaperPresented ToThe Research DepartmentAir Command and Staff CollegeIn Partial Fulfillment of the Graduation Requirements of ACSCbyLt. Col. José G. Vega Rivera (MEXICO)March 1997
 
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The views expressed in this academic research paper are those of the author and donot reflect the official policy or position of the Government of Mexico or the Secretary of National Defense. They also do not indicate the official policy or position of the USgovernment or the Department of Defense.
 
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DISCLAIMER................................................................................................................iiLIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS...........................................................................................vLIST OF TABLES.........................................................................................................viPREFACE.....................................................................................................................viiABSTRACT.................................................................................................................viiiINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................1The Traditional Position of Mexico.............................................................................3Mexico and the Second World War.............................................................................4ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT........................................................................7Status of Mexican Aviation before World War II.........................................................7The Joint Mexican-United States Defense Commission................................................9TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT...................................................................................15The Training in the United States..............................................................................15The Training in the Theater of Operations.................................................................19The Equipment..........................................................................................................22The Limiting Factors.................................................................................................23OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE..............................................................................27The Concept of Operations.......................................................................................27The Luzon Operations...............................................................................................29The Formosa Operations...........................................................................................31Operational Factors...................................................................................................32ASSESSMENT AND CONCLUSIONS........................................................................36The MEAF Contribution...........................................................................................36Conclusions...............................................................................................................38APPENDIX A: MEXICO-UNITED STATES AGREEMENT......................................41APPENDIX B: FLIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM........................................................43

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