TITLE

APRIL 28, 1929

AUTHOR(S)
Stone, Ron
PUB. DATE
January 1984
SOURCE
Book of Texas Days;1984, p71
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book
ABSTRACT
The article recounts the first mass paratroop drop, staged over Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas on April 28, 1929. Small planes took off from the strip at the air base, and as the squadron of aircraft flew overhead, the sky was suddenly dotted with men and equipment falling, then floating beneath billowing parachutes. It was the first mass parachute drop in the history of the U.S. Army Air Force, and it proved that such a military maneuver was practical.
ACCESSION #
21474654

 

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