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Unformatted text preview: 9-17-10•Curtiss Design – the JN-4 JennyoUsed often as trainers during the waroLindhberg also used this to perfect his solo flying•First Aero SquandronoLooking for Poncho Via•Poncho ViaoPunitive expedition was military operation conducted by US Army against forces of Mexican insurgent Fransisco “Pancho”Villa in 1916 and 1917oIT was in retaliation for Villa’s attack on village of Columbus New Mexivo on 9 march 1916oExpedition began on Mrach 14, 1916 and officially ended on February 7, 1917•Us Army use of Aircraft vs Pancho VillaoMissionProblems•Armament•Maps•PropellersoMiisions were reconnaissanceMaps were inadequate – not charts•Want contour lines and elevationService ceiling•7500-8000 feet is above sea level but you need to know the ground elevation – the height above actually ground level•Weren’t told about things that would be high and might hitPropeller problems...
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2010 for the course HIST 213 taught by Professor Caddell during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08