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Brigadier General William ("Billy") Mitchell was highly decorated American pilot during the First World War. During the inter-war period he was an outspoken proponent of airpower. He was critical of the Navy's unwillingness to accept the dangers of attack from the air. Despite proving his arguments by sinking warships during war games, he was court-martialed in 1925 and driven from military service.

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General Billy Mitchell, who helped lead the military’s development and use of airpower at the beginning of the 20th century. General Mitchell was a professional soldier who served as an infantryman in the Spanish-American War and went on to achieve greater fame as an outstanding U.S. combat air commander during World War I.

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Father of the US Air Force: Brigadier General Billy Mitchell

Father of the US Air Force: Brigadier General Billy Mitchell: Brigadier General Billy Mitchell

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USS HORNET 1942 ~ B-25 Billy Mitchell Bombers on deck with airmen nearby in April during WWII ~ Original pin by Steve ..... Saved by the Grace of God.

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B-25 Mitchell bomber of the 405th Bomb Squadron Green Dragons employing the skip-bombing technique against enemy shipping. Southwest Pacific 1944-45.

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Big John (Leif Erickson) Billy Blue (Mark Slade) Manolito Montoya (Henry Darrow) Buck (Cameron Mitchell) Victoria (Linda Cristal) The High Chaparral TV show was a 60 minute western action series on NBC about life in the Arizona Territory in the 1870s. It centered around the Cannon family who strove to build a cattle empire on their High Chaparral Ranch, surrounded by hostile Indians.

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WORLD WAR II: John Quinn flew as radio operator on B-25 bombing Japan -

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William "Billy" Mitchell (December 29, 1879 – February 19, 1936) Mitchell was one of the most famous and most controversial figures in the history of American military aviation. He commanded American air combat units in France during World War l and was appointed deputy director of the Air Service following the war. He believed that bombers should take the place of battleships and there should be a separate command for the Air Service.

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