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They Served Here

Thirty-Three Maxwell Men

Jeffrey C. Benton
1999, 89 pages
ISBN: 1-58566-074-4
Cost: $7.5, AU Press Code: B-71



Colonel Benton provides a glimpse of the history of Maxwell Air Force Base by highlighting the careers of 33 airmen who served at the base at some point in their military careers. Some of the individuals portrayed were pioneers in the development of airpower and provided military leadership from World War II to the present. Others such as Glenn Miller, Clark Gable, and Bill Stribling were notable for their accomplishments in other fields. The stories told here highlight the critical, close interrelationships between the military and local society.


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