Delaware Air National Guard (Images of America Series) by Brig. Gen. Kennard R. Wiggins Jr., NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Delaware Air National Guard

Delaware Air National Guard

by Brig Gen Kennard R. Wiggins Jr. (DE ANG Ret)
     
 

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The Delaware Air National Guard got its start when a group of World War II veterans formed a new National Guard unit composed of surplus airplanes, combat experience, a measure of hard work, camaraderie, and fun. Some called this assemblage a gentleman's flying club, but in a few short years, it was tested for the first time in the Korean War. Since then, the

Overview

The Delaware Air National Guard got its start when a group of World War II veterans formed a new National Guard unit composed of surplus airplanes, combat experience, a measure of hard work, camaraderie, and fun. Some called this assemblage a gentleman's flying club, but in a few short years, it was tested for the first time in the Korean War. Since then, the Delaware Air National Guard has flown and fought in almost every corner of the globe. It answered the call in Vietnam, the Middle East, the Balkans, and most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan. Celebrating 60 years of service, it has become a well-known local institution. The "Blue Hen Air Force" has evolved into a professional organization that shoulders a significant operational role for the U.S. Air Force and serves as a versatile emergency resource for the state of Delaware.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439622605
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/17/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
45 MB
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Meet the Author

Brig. Gen. Kennard R. Wiggins Jr. (DE ANG Retired) is a third-generation Delaware guardsman who served in the Air National Guard for more than 37 years. Currently, Wiggins is the executive director of the Delaware Military Heritage and Education Foundation, Inc., which maintains an extensive archive of Delaware National Guard images.

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