Selfridge Field

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Named to honor the memory of Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge, thefirst fatality of powered flight, Selfridge Field has recordedmany aviation milestones since its founding in 1917. As home of the famed First Pursuit Group, the airfield saw the feats of such notables as Charles Lindbergh, Jimmy Doolittle, and Curtis LeMay. Scores of young aviators who passed through Selfridge's gates later achieved the rank of general officer, earning the base the nickname "Home of the Generals." Selfridge Field illustrates the history of the base, with many images drawn from the collections of the Selfridge Military Air Museum and Mount Clemens Public Library. The development of American airpower, from crude biplanes to the supersonic F-16 fighter, is depicted in the photographic record of this historic military airfield.
ISBN: 9780738540238
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of Aviation
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Deborah J. Larsen is assistant director and local history librarian of Mount Clemens Public Library. Lt. Col. Louis J. Nigro is executive director of the Selfridge Military Air Museum. Before his retirement from the Michigan Air National Guard, Lieutenant Colonel Nigro served as an Operations Group and C-130 mission commander at Selfridge.
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