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Biplanes at War: US Marine Corps Aviation in the Small Wars Era, 1915-1934

Wray R. Johnson


This book is an in-depth exploration of the experience of the US Marine Corps during the so-called small wars era, 1915–1934, with an emphasis on the marines’ employment of aviation. The introduction to the book provides a brief history of the Marine Corps up to World War I, an explanation of small wars as a concept, and terms and definitions. The chapters are chronological, addressing the origins of Marine Corps aviation prior to and during American involvement in World War I and the Marine Corps’ interventions in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, northern China, and Nicaragua. The chapters expl ... More

Keywords: US Marine Corps, aviation, small wars, intervention, Haiti, Dominican Republic, China, Nicaragua, lessons learned

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813177045
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813177045.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wray R. Johnson, author
Marine Corps University