Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Pre-WW2 Military and Naval Aviation

Pre-WW2 Military and Naval Aviation Please use this forum to discuss Military and Naval Aviation before the Second World War.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 14th July 2014, 17:00
GuerraCivil GuerraCivil is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Finland
Posts: 228
GuerraCivil is on a distinguished road
The airwar of Chaco war 1932-1935

On 19.4.2014 the last pilot veteran, the Bolivian general Alberto Paz Soldán died at the age of 102 years. During the war he piloted Curtiss Hawk II fighter. He also wrote a book (available in Spanish) about the Bolivian Air Force in the Chaco war.

Here is in Spanish his obituary in Spanish, published on 20.4.2014:

To many the Chaco war may be unknown, it was a war between Bolivia and Paraguay during the years 1932 - 1935. It was also the first war in South American continent, in which airplanes were used. There were also air combats between Bolivian and Paraguayan planes. There were a variety of different planes: Curtiss Hawk II, Fiat CR 20, Breguet XIX, Ju 52...

There is fairly little available about this in English. The wikipedia is considered often dubious source, but I think that the wikipedia article on this subject is fairly good:

Another source about this subject in English is:

And a recommended book is:

Dagehorn, Dan: Latin American Air Wars 1912-1969.

In Spanish there are available these links:
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Uncle died over France July 1944 pauldawn Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 7 21st May 2016 07:29
Nightfighter claims in Febr.1945 Peter Kassak Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 2 6th April 2013 11:12
NEW BOOK - LUFTWAFFE & THE WAR AT SEA DavidIsby Books and Magazines 27 29th June 2012 01:15
My library - you rate it! generalderpanzertruppen Books and Magazines 8 24th November 2007 03:36
Historical Text on the Origins of WW2 on the Eastern Front - Peer Review Requested Dénes Bernád The Second World War in General 7 3rd May 2007 21:44

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:03.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018,