Alfred A. Cunningham

Alfred A. Cunningham

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Austell Cunningham, was a United States Marine Corps officer who became the first Marine Corps aviator and the first Director of Marine Corps Aviation. His military career included service in the Spanish-American War, World War I, and U.S. operations in the Caribbean during the 1920s. Cunningham was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His interest in aviation began in 1903 when he watched a balloon ascend one afternoon. The next time the balloon went up he was in it and from then on he was considered himself a "confirmed aeronautical enthusiast." He enlisted in the 3rd Georgia Volunteer Infantry regiment during the Spanish-American War and served a tour of occupation duty in Cuba. He spent the next decade selling real estate in Atlanta. During this time evinced an interest in aeronautics, making a balloon ascent in 1903. At the age of twenty-seven, he returned to the military life, mostly because he thought that he would be given the opportunity to flyshow more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135694510
  • 9786135694512