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to tne Jet Age and other space travel.
The airplane was titled JN2--1st Aero-Squadron, Casa Grande,
Mexico, Pershipg's Punitive Expedition in 1916. The two Curios
are known as "Pony Soldiers." This plane is designated #5, but
since all otner planes in tne Squadron at that time had a two
digit numoer, tnere is an inclination to believe tnere a "1" be-
hind tne trooper. This would have mace this plane #51.
There were many other planes in this squadron with un-iden-
tified pilots. One of these was plane #53, whose pilot (un-iden-
tified) taxied the plane, while an air man held on to the end of
each wing. The new "prop" is running and plane taxiing over the
desert, sage bush ground. 7
There is also a rear view of a t t hanger in a wind and
sand storm with a JN-2 of the 1st Aero-Squadron protruding from
the front of the hangar and an airman, possibly the pilot, stand-
ing byy'the tent with a leather jacket buttoned up against the
wind; helmet and goggles on, for protection against tne sand.
Other crewmen used a cloth over their heads for protection against
wind and sand. pt 4
Little is known about Captain B. S. Foulois, seen in the
picture, standing by plane #42, with #52 in the background. This
picture was taken at Ft. Sam Houston before the departure for
Columbus, New Mexico.1
Statement by Staoy Hinkle, interview, 1968.
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Orozco, Cecilia. Airplanes, text, 1968; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88245/m1/2/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.