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By Roxanne M. Kaufman

1912-2012: a hundred Years of Marine Corps Aviation: An Illustrated background is a commemorative paintings that provides the reader a picture view of the folks, plane, and occasions that contain 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 noticeable photos and debts 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 staff. meant as a "museum in a book," it contains an outline for every period of time in Marine aviation, bankruptcy introductions, characteristic articles, and a working timeline. An oral heritage CD is incorporated at the back of the ebook, supplying the textual content and images with first-hand debts from opt for Marine aviators. also, this ebook deals numerous appendices to function a reference

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Then he returned to college and graduated from Stetson University in 1907 with a law degree. Upon passing the bar exam, he opened a law practice. Quickly disillusioned with the legal profession, Geiger enlisted in the Marine Corps. CLAY COUNTY ARCHIVE On November 2, 1907, he departed for basic training at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. For the majority of his enlisted time, he was stationed at the Marine Barracks in Washington, DC. Geiger received a commission in 1909 and reported to the Marine Officers’ School in Port Royal.

Here, enlisted men from the Marine Section, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, pose on a Curtiss R-6, circa 1918. H. Arnold of the Army Signal Corps to provide training for the Marine land-based squadron personnel at the Army Aviation School at Mineola, NY. OCTOBER 12, 1917 The Marine Aeronautic Company divides into the First Aviation Squadron (the land plane unit) with 24 officers and 237 enlisted, and the First Marine Aeronautic Company (the seaplane unit) with 10 officers and 93 enlisted. OCTOBER 14, 1917 The First Marine Aeronautic Company moves to NCAS Cape May, NJ, for seaplane training.

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. After the war, he transferred to the Marine brigade in Haiti and applied for aviation duty the following year in 1920.

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