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1929 Bombing of Naco, Arizona....



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April 3, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 3, 1929

* Bombing of Naco, Arizona
* 1929 Escobar Rebellion
* 1st aerial bombardment


Page 2 has a one column heading: "REBELS DROP BOMBS UPON NACO, ARIZ." with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the bombing of Naco, Ariziona during the 1929 Escobar Rebellion. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 60 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.


wikipedia notes: While rebel forces were battling Mexican 'Federales' for control of the neighboring town of Naco, Sonora, the Irish mercenary and pilot Patrick Murphy was hired to bombard the government forces with improvised explosives dropped from his biplane. During the ensuing fighting, Murphy mistakenly dropped bombs on the American side of the international border on three occasions, causing significant damage to both private and government-owned property, as well slight injuries to several American spectators watching the battle from across the border. The bombing, although unintentional, is noted for being the first aerial bombardment of the continental United States by a foreign power in history.

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