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The All American Pathfinders aeroplane unit was a squadron with 13 aircraft and associated road vehicles used in the "1919 Air Service Transcontinental Recruiting Convoy"[1] from Hazelhurst Field to California that began on August 14, 1919.[1] The convoy was en route to California concurrent with the 1919 Motor Transport Corps convoy and included a "Balloon and Airship section" and a "Searchlight and Field Lighting section" (the convoy commander, Major Ora M. Baldinger, operated the unit as a "mobile army post".)[2] The convoy was over 1/2 mile long and was "to secure accurate information to be used in connection with the carrying of mails by airplanes, and for military purposes, as well as commercial purposes."[2]

Airfields used by the squadron included:

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  1. "Army Orders". July 23, 1919. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=FB0F11FA3D5C147A93C1AB178CD85F4D8185F9. Retrieved 2011-04-06. "Grower, 1st Lt. R. W., to Hazelhurst Field, to accompany the Air Service Transcontinental Recruiting Convoys, then to station in this city." 
  2. "Flying Circus of All America Coming to Montana" (Google News Archive). Gilman, Montana. September 12, 1919. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ycVlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Oo4NAAAAIBAJ&dq=aerial%20convoy&pg=7296%2C1676049. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 

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