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Gustavo Adolfo Salinas Camiña
Born 1893
Died 1964 (aged 70–71)
Allegiance  Mexico
Rank Captain

Gustavo Adolfo Salinas Camiña (1893–1964) was a pioneer aviator.[1] He was the first to use a plane to attack a ship at sea in the Action of 9 April 1914.[2]


  1. "Festejan el 95 aniversario de la Fuerza Aérea Mexicana" (in Spanish). Organizacion Editorial Mexicana. February 11, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-02. "En su discurso alzó la voz en señal de homenaje al pronunciar el nombre de uno de los próceres General de División Piloto Aviador Gustavo A. Salinas Camiña, ..." 
  2. "Gustavo Salinas Camiña". Early Aviators. Retrieved 2010-08-02. "It fell to the honor of Mexican Captain Gustavo Salinas Camiña to be the first man in America to use the airplane as a bomber. It occurred in 1914 in the vicinity of Topolobampo (Sinaloa). The inspiration for this event was the following: The Mexican Revolutionary Army had puts its hopes in the use of the airplane. The First Head of the Constitutionalist Army ordered Captain Camiña to buy an airplane in the United States of America." 

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