WINGS OVER AMERICA. Army Air Forces. Hobbs Army Air Field. Army Air Forces Flying Training Command.; Forward by General H. H. Arnold. Service / Unit Year Book, Captain Chares D. - Baylis, General H. H. - Contributor Arnold.

WINGS OVER AMERICA. Army Air Forces. Hobbs Army Air Field. Army Air Forces Flying Training Command.; Forward by General H. H. Arnold.

Baton Rouge, LA: Army and Navy Publishing Co., Inc., 1943. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by 44 former members of "The Fighting 355th" [Air Forces Band] to "Don", presumed to be Sergeant Don H. Maddux [p. 126]. 131, [1] pp. Filled with b&w photographic images showing all aspects of Army Air Forces & the units/personnell at Hobbs Army Air Field. 4to. 12-1/4" x 9". Original blue buckram cloth binding, embossed with an eagle to the front cover. Pictorial front eps. Manila mailing envelope. Book - Nr Fine. Mailing envelope - unused, though dusty & torn at flap ends. Very Good. Item #41484

Text through p. 26 details the history of the AAF, as well as the West Coast Training Center at Santa Ana, CA. Hobbs-specific material begins on p. 27, detailing assigned units & their personnel. This includes the 387th, 308th HQ, 953rd, 954th, 955th, 956th, 957th, 958th, 959th, 960th, 962nd, 916th, 916th, 909th QM, the Medical Detachment, 858th Signals, Finance Detachment, Veterinary Detachment, 355th and the all black 342nd and 1013th QM platoon.

Uncommon unit history/year-book; OCLC records just two institutional holdings.

Price: $350.00