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Billy Mitchell Airport
"The airport is named after local legend Billy Mitchell who was a pilot in World War I and advocated an increased development in air power as an instrument to win future wars. His biggest cause was the advancement of aircraft bombing techniques that could sink battleships, and essentially give the allied forces an edge from the sky in any major battle. He put his theory to the test off the coast of Hatteras Island, and despite criticism and skepticism from powerful superior officials, conducted the first successful aerial bombing tests along the eastern coasts of North Carolina and Virginia. These initial, unpopular tests that were conducted in the 1920s would later prove instrumental procedures in the destruction of several German battleships in World War II. Court marshaled for his radical demonstrations and very opinionated views on the future of air warfare, and eventually removed from his military duties as a result, Mitchell's ideas were never quite accepted as common sense until after his death in 1936, when his methods were utilized in World War II to great success. The Billy Mitchell Airport both honors his off-island experiments as well as his tenacious, against the grain spirit, that fits in quite well on Hatteras Island."
Copyright: John Wood
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 19712x9856
Taken: 22/08/2016
Uploaded: 23/08/2016
Updated: 14/02/2019


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