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127th Wing Photos

Russell Maughan

Russell Maughan is seen at Selfridge Field on Oct. 14, 1922 in this historic photo. The aircraft is a Curtiss R-6. Maughan served with distinction with the 139th Pursuit Squadron during World War I, shooting down four German aircraft. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second highest combat award. Winner of the 1922 National Air Races Pulitzer Race at Selfridge Field, he also won the 1923 Fairfield Race. Maughan was the first pilot to fly dawn-to-dusk, coast-to-coast on June 23, 1924. He was the Secretary of Aviation and Consultant to the Philippine Cabinet from 1930 to 1932 and surveyed and selected airfields for the first secret Ferry Routes through Greenland and Iceland to Great Britain during 1939. Maughan led both Troop Carrier and Bomber Groups on combat missions over Europe during World War II. (Air Force photo)

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