|Captain Carranza was flying the 'Mexico-Excelsior' aircraft, a Ryan Brougham Monoplane type B-1 built in San Diego, California by the B. F. Mahoney Aircraft Corporation, and which was essentially identical to the famed 'Spirit of St. Louis'.
Captain Emilio Carranza was posthumously promoted to the rank of General and an aviation award was established in his honor, the Emilio Carranza Medal for Merit. The medal is presented in a special ceremony every January 8th to aviators who achieve 10,000 flight hours. The medal is worn with additional devices upon completion of 15,000 and 25,000 flight hours.
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