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Celebrating Military Aviation

The 512 Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas, passes in review during a “Birth of Military Aviation” celebration held at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 2 March 1955. This ceremony commemorated the first flight by a US Army officer (MG Benjamin D. Foulois, USAD (Ret)), then 1st Lt, SigC) in a military plane, which tool place at Fort Sam Houston 2 March 1910

Image # 1011

Image # 1011

BG William M. Breckinridge, Assistant to the Commanding General, Fourth Army, presents MG Benjamin D. Foulois, USAG (Retired) with the resolution passed by the State Legislature of Texas naming General Foulois “Air Marshal of Texas.” General Foulois made the first military flight in history at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on March 2, 1910.

Image # 1007

Image # 1007

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