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with engine trouble. While he was with the Silver Lake firm he flew from Akron, Ohio, to Silver Lake on May 22, 1913, and then an exhibition at Lumber-town, North Carolina, on July 4th at a Robeson County Celebration. In late July he flew at Evansville, Indiana, then in September exhibited at West Union, Ohio.
    Kaminski returned to the Curtiss Exhibition Company in 1914-1915 and was actively engaged with exhibition work in the midwest both seasons. 
    In late 1916 he joined the Aviation Section, United  States Army Signal Corps and in 1917 was a civilian flying instructor at Mineola, Long Island, New York. In January, 1918 he enlisted and was ordered to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, expecting overseas service, but there his orders were changed and he was assigned to the 7th Aero Squadron in the Canal Zone. On December 2nd he made the first air-mail flight across the Isthmus. During this time his eyesight had been failing and he was forced to wear goggles with prescription lenses. As a result he was released from the service as lieutenant in June, 1919.
    Following this, Kaminski returned to his former home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where on July 5, 1919, and was employed at the Milwaukee Post Office where he remained until his final retirement. During that time he became head dispatcher of the Post Office Motor Vehicle Service. He made his last plane flight at Milwaukee on August 15th, 1955. Following his retirement he moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, where, after gradually failing health, he passed away on February 5, 1960, at age 67. He was a member of the Early Birds.
     Flying Pioneer, John G. Kaminski was one of the many men who learned to fly at the first Curtiss flying school at North Island, San Diego, California, then assisted Curtiss in establishing great record of promoting aviation for several years, and later joined the service of his country until failing eyesight forced him to give up flying. He made a valued contribution to early American aviation history.

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