Can anyone ID this officer?
It's Roy Kirtland. drmesimer
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 05:42 AM
Can anyone ID this officer?
Posted 21 July 2009 - 05:45 PM
Think so, although Ellington was an Annapolis graduate. He was transferred to the Army by an executive order of President Taft according to my information.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:07 AM
I don't know what was considered normal for time in grade before promotion in those days, but it would seem that 4-years as an ensign for a USNA graduate was a long time. It's reasonable to assume that his small size was a plus for a budding aviator in those early days.
... and later aboard the USS California. If the motive for his transfer was to get into Army aviation, then his size and light weight might have been a factor. But that raises a question as to why he didn’t apply for Naval Aviation. The Navy had an infant aviation program ongoing since March 1911 and at the time he resigned his Navy commission he was an ensign an eligible for consideration.
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Posted 09 October 2009 - 04:26 PM
Mr. Wildman appears to have been an enlisted pilot assigned to the San Diego school who was flying during the same time period as the rated Military Aviators who are the subject of this thread. The enlisted aviators are a perfectly legitimate subject for study, but would not have been eligible for the award of the MA badge.
one article has him listed as a private in the Aero Corp. Another has him as being the first pilot on scene when Henery Post died after breaking the American Altitude record Feb 9,1914. I was just curious.
Edited by Paul S, 09 October 2009 - 04:26 PM.
Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:22 PM
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 11:29 AM
I've not found a photo yet for Col. Carleton G. Chandler (1896-1971)... still searching.
Posted 12 October 2009 - 09:41 AM
Posted 12 October 2009 - 09:43 AM
Yes, of course you are correct - and, thank you so much for that photo.
Bluehawk: I think you mean 2nd Lt. Carleton G. Chapman who trained to fly with Herbert Dargue and C. Perry Rich in the Philippines Chapman was a Wright pilot and qualified as a Military Aviator in July 1913. Here is a photo of Chapman taken at North Island in 1915. He was then a first lieutenant. drmessimer
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 11:07 AM
I cannot understand why there is so little online about Lewis E. Goodler.
Can anyone suggest or advise where to look?
Posted 16 October 2009 - 11:24 AM
Thanks Paul... I'll do some checking on AFHRA.
Finding anything about Goodier's later life is difficult even though he lived until 1961. His home was in Santa Barbara and while there in the late 1950's he recorded several hours of tapes in response to a request that had been made of him. Those recordings can be found in the AFHRA site along with a sizable picture collection.
Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:21 AM
Posted 17 October 2009 - 03:45 PM
Col. Kirtland is interred at Fort Rosecrans in San Diego.
Does anyone know the location of Col. Kirtland's burial?
He passed away at Moffett Field, CA 2 May 1941.
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