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Air Force News ~ Jan-Jun 1930

Air Force News ~ Jan-Jun 1930

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VOL."XlV
JANUARY 16, 1930
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Greetings f'romMr. Davi son . . . . . . . . . . .Air Corps Tactical School Defeats Fog. . . . . . . . .Air Corps to Photograph Prehistoric Canals in Arizona.Intermediate Landing Field Established at Midland, TexasNew Airplanes for the Use of the National Guard. Let
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s Get Acquainted •.•.•••....Wooden Troppy Changes Hands Frequently • •Altitude Record at Rockwell Field, Calif ••Resume of Military Aviation for
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Unconsciou~Airman Falls
12,000
feet Through Space
Army
and Navy Planes Join in Armistice Day Celebration • .Retirement of Lieut. Aldworth. • • • . • . • • ..Bombardment Squadron Tak-es Needed Rest • • Posthumous Promotion of Lieut . Motley •.Randolph Field • • • { . . . . • . • . .ArmyAirman ~ins P4i1ippine Golf Championship.Ten Years Ago in the News Letter . . . Rockwell ~rman ~ands in Sorrento Canyon • • •New Altitude Record for Pursuit Plane ••••...•••.Air Corps Reserve Officer Shows Skill as ArchitectAdvanced Agent for Pursuit Group Flight Completes Mission. Pursuiters Patrol Over Detroit During Funeral of Sold.ierll'.War Department Orders Affecting Air Corps Officers • • • .Blanket
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in Battle of Soissons Just Returned to Owner .•Notes_.f:l'On'fAi.r Corps Fields. • . ... • . . . . . . . . . .
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The chief purpese cf thispublicaticn
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GBEETINGSFROM
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Infcrmation DivisionAir CorpsI wish t()t'ake this Op'Port'Wlity to extend to the officers, no~.;,.commiPJ.tdiledofficers, "thet;nlisted menof the
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Air Corps' and their ,families
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most: ::,.,heartfelt wishes for a NewYear ,full of hap~iriess and contentment.Importarii legislation, dealing with materiel as well as personnel, haSbeen stUdied 'and d;:i.scussedby Congress for some tinie, and I share with all E)f you the sincie~e"hoPe that those deliberations will bear fruit this year.,.'.' :: F. TRUEEEDAVISON, ,Assistant Secretary of War•.VOL.
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AIRCORPSTACTICALSCHOGL'DEFEATSFOG.
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They s~ that the darkest hour usually comes.b~fo1iedawn, but accordingto the follOWing story just submitted by the NewsLetter Correspondent fromLangley Field, Va., the above sit-uation was entirelf :reversed, the dark hourcoming just befo.r~Jlunset. " ., .Our CorresPondent goes on to s~ that the Air Corps Tactical School <iui'ing ,the afternoon
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DepemQer17th met the old enexny:of aj.rmen, fog, and:t}),ought}ie ,battle which fo~llbwe,$fWaSnot decisive" the honors,
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With
the
School' "pilots,
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:s'uffered,~o casual.t tee of any kinO:to personnel, the only'"lossesbeing one airpl~~.ppit)plet.ly wrecked and another damaged;so that it 'willrequire complete' overhaul. '" .' : ,It all,happened'l:a1;e in the afternoon of a day Whichhad ,been giVen
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to an all~aay practical problem under the supervision of Ipt Lieut. OlaYton L.Bissell, .A..C•• Pursui t Instructor in tlle Tactical School. The entire
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consisting of eighteen Pursuit Ships and eight two-seaters ,had'
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sent onthe last miSsion of the, d8$"and was to land on the Langley Field ~~rd.romeat
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4:45 P.M. This plan must have been knownto the enemy, for at.,abo'Ut:4:00 P~M,~a fog rolled in ,from,:\:he ~ast and in a few minutes the post was obsc-w:-ed.Thus, a new Situa.~ion was,suddenly inje~ted into this particular pi'ob,lem.and,in view of the fact that. the Pursuit shipl!lwould have about exhauste~ theirgasoline s"Up:9lY,A\uicka,dt:ion was nece,asary. :, '., , '.A.tabout,4:
45..,
t?e :f~rs-t,airplan.s were heard flying towaJ;'d.the.field..AJJ:,landing lights~ obs"tacle .lights and the beacon had been turned'on't.o guide the'pilot'S, and arrtmgement,s":.w~r. mad. to burn magnesium flares on'the flF!:dgfield in the hope th~t the pilots would be able to see them. Signal'lightswere fired from the ground and from the water tank. Vertical visibilfty:~p~peared to be better than tateral visibility. but the pilots would requirevisibility in all directions to land successfully.Soon there were
many
airplanes fl1ing over the field and.eVi.den.t~someof the pilots were attempting to land. Twothree-ship formations coUld
'be
dimly seen flying over the field at about 500 feet~ The fact that they werekeeping a fairly close format ion indicated that they were llOt in the fog
at
that altitude. , Then",it was'-evident that a Pursuit ship was att~mpting.'to land.It could be heard as :it glid,ed, in, the pilot evidently feeling for the field.. -.The next sound:indi6~ted that ..it waSon the ground and t~ing to' the 'li'ne~"'l'he pilot was 2ndL,ieut. E.M. D~,A.C. He stated that after flyingaroimd inwhat he thought' was the Vicinity of the field he suddenly saw the beacononly;'a short distance away,. That. gave him his lQcation and
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to the l;:md.int":he'came, graduallyfee1ing his
way. . .;
Then came'a.t('lephone eall that a ship had erashedon liTem'
J~nes"
fa;rin'"near NewBridge Creek en the BackRiver Road. Meager information -
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a Med-ical Officer, an Engineering Officer and crew were dispatched to l.cate it.It turned out to be Capt. H.W.Flickinger whohad struck: a tree in la:riding theU.S.M.C.
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~ich he was flying, .completely washing out the. ship.,
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