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Maxwell Centennial Celebration


Flood Relief

In Mar 1929, after severe flooding in southern Alabama, Maj Walter Weaver, post commander, directed Maxwell aircraft to provide disaster relief to the flood victims. Maxwell’s aircraft, joined by others, flew 281 missions in the five-day relief effort and received praise from Washington and thousands in southeast Alabama. This operation marked the first time food and supplies were airdropped by the U.S. military during a major civilian emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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