Meet Brig. Gen. Kennard R. Wiggins, Jr., author of Delaware Aviation, Dover Air Force Base, and Delaware Army National Guard.
For such a small state, Delaware has a fascinating aviation history. Delaware counts aircraft from the smallest, like the 1910 Delaplane, to the largest, the USAF C-5 Galaxy air-lifter, among its rich variety. Numerous small grass airstrips dotted the state in the early years, serving as an incubator for aerial progress. The state has been a home to aircraft manufacturers, notable aviators, and aeronautical innovators and hosts military aviation units from the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the US Air Force, and the Air Force Reserve on two major bases. World War II brought the development of Dover Air Force Base, currently the largest aerial support in the United States. This collection of historical photographs depicts the colorful people, the locales, the varied aircraft, and the milestone events that make up the history of aviation in Delaware.
Retired Brigadier General, Delaware Air National Guard, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Delaware Military Heritage and Education Foundation. President of the Cecil County Public Library Board of Trustees. BA University of Delaware, MS National Defense University.