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Author Nicholson, Dorinda Makanaōnalani Stagner.
Title The school the Aztec Eagles built : a tribute to Mexico's World War II air fighters / by Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson.
Pub Info New York : Lee & Low Books Inc., 2016.
©2016
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book jacket
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 Falmouth-Children's Room  J 940.54 Nic     AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Descript 39 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 X 28 cm
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Summary "In May 1942, a German U-boat torpedoed two unarmed Mexican oil tankers off the Gulf Coast, forcing Mexico to enter World War II. With the help of United States President Roosevelt, Mexican President Camacho arranged to send one Air Force squadron to fight in the war. Thirty-eight of Mexico's top pilots, and about two hundred sixty additional military crew, were carefully selected to form the 201st Air Force Squadron, also known as the Aztec Eagles. The squadron was the first unit in history to leave Mexico on a fighting mission. To mark this historic event, President Camacho asked the men if they had any last minute requests before they went to war. Sergeant Angel Bocanegra, a former teacher and now squadron ground crewmember, stepped forward and made a request. He asked that a school be built in his small town, Tepoztlan. This is the exciting account of how a Mexican Air Force squadron and an unknown schoolteacher made their mark in history"--Publisher summary.
Audience K to grade 3.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Mexico. Fuerza Aérea Expedicionaria Mexicana. Escuadrón Aéreo de Pelea 201 -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Bocanegra, Angel, 1918- -- Juvenile literature.
Bocanegra, Angel, 1918- -- Awards -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Mexican -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines -- Luzon -- Juvenile literature.
Airmen -- Mexico -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Teachers -- Mexico -- Tepoztlán -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
School buildings -- Mexico -- Tepoztlán -- Design and construction -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Tepoztlán (Mexico) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781600604409 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1600604404 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
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