Fighting in the Mexican Revolution

On April 9, 1914, one of the world’s first naval / air skirmishes was fought during the Mexican Revolution on the coast of western Mexico.  Captain Gustavo Salinas Camino flew his biplane over the armed warships, and determinedly tossed bombs over the side.  Although the bombs failed to hit their targets, the attack was regarded as an innovation in warfare. The revolution was led by Francisco I. Madero against the 35 year regime of Porfirio Diaz.  After a long struggle, the Mexican people and politicians finally produced the Mexican Constitution of 1917.

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