:crying: Paul, I read you loud and clear since I too have a terrible knack (sui generis) for doing the same thing. It's not intentionally mind you, it's only because I've never been good at playing both sides of the fence.
Cliff, what a wonderful picture of Lahm and Fulois...hadn't seen that one before. Nor do I recall seeing a picture of Fulois in profile...big head, may explain his success even without much formal training? From reading of him, I've tended to like him, even though I think he could rub people the wrong way. Then again, I suppose most of us have that capacity at one time or another.
Below is another picture you may not have seen of Captain Charles DeForest Chandler. It was taken in 1912 when he was Commanding Officer of the first Army Aviation School at College Park, MD. He was also the first Officer in Charge of the Aeronautical Division Signal Corps.
A few interesting facts about Chandler:
His first airplane flight was in 1909 with Wilbur Wright but he received the bulk of his pilot training in 1912 from Hap Arnold and Thomas DeWitt Milling. What I find note worthy is that all three men qualified for their Military Aviator Rating on the same day, Wednesday, 5 July 1912.
Something else, on Monday, 16 October, 1913, Chandler was the first Army pilot to receive a Military Aviator badge.
Edited by CliffP, 20 January 2011 - 02:28 AM.