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Related by: Mrs. Elwood J. Junkin (nee Hattie Meyers) 1962 4 South Whitehall Blvd., Garden City, L. I. N. Y. George E. "Buck" Weaver 1896 Born in Chicago, Illinois - June 14, 1896 1914 Taught to fly by Katherine Stinson, pioneer woman flyer 1914 Aero Club of Illinois = Early Bird flyers from 1912 1916 Barnstorming 1917 June -Sept.1917-FlyingInstructor with(U. S. Naval Reserve (Flying Corps, Huntington Famous Student Trubee Davidson (Long Island. 1917 Oct. 3, 1917, student instructor, A.S.S.C. Wilbur Wright Field, Dayton Ohio. 1917 Dec. 3, 1917m student instructor, Signal Corps Rich Fied, Waco, Texas. became advance and acrobatic instructor. 1917 - 1918 - World War I When U. S. entered the WAR, the U. S. Gov't requested all young men who knew how to fly to apply to the Signal Corps for positions as CIVILIAN FLYING INSTRUCTORS. There were 75 young men bet' 21 and 23 yrs. of age who are known for their indispensable, courageous development of training World War One "cadets" for officers to be sent into War overseas. "Buck", age 22yrs. soloed and imbued them with dedication to aviation such famous flyers as: Lester J. Maitland, office of Ass't Sec, W.D.C.; Wm. P. Mac Cracken, Jr., Ass't Sec. of Commerce; Edgar E. Glenn, General in World War II, Asiatic theatre, who turned the tide of events taking planes that out-flew the Japs. Errold G. Bahl,(later a WACO distributor) Leigh Wade, of of the first flight AROUND THE WORLD by the U.S. Army flyers - 1924 Eric Nelson, of the Fist flight AROUND THE WORLD by the U.S. Army flyers - 1924 and later President of Scandinavian Air Service.
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