Patrick Murphy © wood engraving (ed. 40) image: 7 x 5 in. $100.00 (go to "Hi There" for purchase information)
In the spring of 1929, crop duster pilot Patrick Murphy was in a bar in Bisbee, Arizona, near the Mexican border. He and some others in the bar were sympathizing with the Mexican rebels across the border in Naco, Sonora. The US-Mexican border divides Naco, Arizona and Naco, Sonora. Murphy and his friends decided the rebels needed help against the Mexican Federales. Eventually it was time for action so Murphy filled some suitcases with dynamite, nuts and bolts and contact fuses and took off in his crop duster for Naco, Sonora. His navigation was flawed and he dropped his home made bombs on Naco, Arizona. No Mexican Federales or United States citizens were injured. There was a bit of a mess in the railroad yards and a factory was damaged as a result. US citizen Patrick Murphy is the first "foreign agent" to have bombed the United States mainland from an airplane (Nobuo Fujita was the second, in 1942 over Oregon).

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