Across The Blue PacificThe first liaison group formed was the 25th Liaison Squadron, comprised of thirty-two airplanes, enough sergeants to fly them, fifteen officers, one hundred enlisted men to maintain the planes, and assorted necessary pieces of equipment. The only thing the 25th lacked was a description of its mission. They were not artillery spotters and they were not supposed to be aerial ambulances...they were simply "liaison," a catch-all word in the Army that can mean anything.
From "Box Seat Over Hell"
This is the story of courageous men and their romance with the sky.of men who flew in combat armed only with a pistol who attacked the enemy in aircraft made of tubing, wires, and fabric.
Hardy Cannon's artistry and imagination in restoration has made possible the creation of a flying museum that adds to the legacy of L-Birds in South Texas and throughout the flying world.
The common denominator of the men in the Alamo Liaison Group (Squadron) is their love of heritage, their desire to preserve and hold history close.
Audience: The flying community of WW II pilots, general aviation pilots, historical flying organizations such as the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), aviation historians, our military, and of course Liaison Pilots from all wars. Well over one hundred thousand!
"Grasshopper pilots not only handled some of the most difficult missions of the war, they also handled some of
the most treacherous and hair raising. They flew in every theatre: from the desert when, in the super heated
air, it was a real struggle to get airborne; in the arctic, where they fought to stay on course though williwaws
and boreal storms, and where if they got lost they were almost guaranteed a frigid death.
They flew over jungles with aircraft so overloaded they barely maintained altitude, with engines screaming, to
clear the tree tops. These pilots were not the "glory boys" of the Air Corps. They were never given the recognition
or the medals of the bomber pilots.... In the process, they succeeded in turning their flimsy
crates into one of the most useful tools of the air war."
From "Box Seat Over Hell"
The Alamo Liaison Squadron is pleased to announce that Box Seat Over Hell is once again available for purchase!
Box Seat Over Hell is now repubished with ISBN 978-0-615-17897-4
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