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Waco J2W-1 and El Paso Detachment

By John M. “Jack” Shea
Former USCGR AOM 1/C

This story by AOM1 Jack Shea, former USCGR aviation member, is the only detailed document we have found about the Border Patrol and the establishment and short history of CGAD El Paso. It does not delineate the interplay between the start up at San Antonio nor the move to Del Rio, Texas before moving to El Paso.

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El Paso Detachment pdf - Waco J2W-1 and El Paso Detachment


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