Emilio Carranza, the forgotten hero

Carranza Stamp SingleOn July 12, 1928, Mexican aviator Emilio Carranza crashed into the trees of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. It was a tragic ending to Carranza’s triumphant visit to Washington and New York. His death deeply touched Americans and Mexicans alike.

Mexico issued airmail stamps honoring Carranza in 1929 and again in 1932.