L/E of 750
S/N by the Artist
Image Size: 26" x 16.5"
Paper Size: 32" x 22.5"
Plane Type: Curtiss JN-2
On March 9, 1916, Mexican revolutionary Pancho
Villa and 500 of his Villistas attacked the border
town of Columbus, New Mexico. The United States
responded by immediately dispatching U.S. Army
forces under the command of General John J.
"Blackjack" Pershing to avenge the border
penetration and capture the bandit Villa. Pershing
deployed eight Curtiss JN-2s of the First Aero
Squadron for use as scouts in the mountainous
Mexican territory to which Villa and his men had fled.
BLACKJACK'S NEW SCOUTS by JAMES DIETZ (Curtiss Jenny/JN2/Jenny/Gen. Pershing) @vbader.com/virginiabaderfinearts