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and he joined the Government Service on this program as a Cadet and aviation mechanic[[strikethrough]]ian[[/strikethrough]]. The Government school was officially opened October 28, 1916, with several planes and instructors. Late in January, 1917 the entire outfit moved south to Memphis, Tennessee for the winter months. While with this group Pallissard received further training on Curtiss JN-4 training planes with OX [?] engines. On July 7th all training operations returned to Ashbourne Field. Later that summer the group moved to Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois. Pallissard remained in the Government Training Field Service as Mechanic[[strikethrough]]ian[[/strikethrough]] and Crew Chief for the duration of World War I. After the war Pallissard was stationed at McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio for a time in engine repair and overhaul work. While there he obtained [[strikethrough]]his[[/strikethrough]] pilot license No. 391 in April, 1919. This was one of the new series of numbers issued by the Government after taking over the licensing from the Aero Club of America. He then had a tour of duty at Fairfield Air Intermediate Depot, Osborne, Ohio; Morrow Field, Detroit, Michigan; Memphis, Tennessee; Houston, Texas; Wabash, Indiana and Service Aviation Corporation, Mt. Clemens, Michigan. During this period he was Crew Chief principally on large two- and three-motored bombers, including the then new Martin, Caproni, [[strikethrough]]GAX[[/strikethrough]] and LePere planes. This work included many long cross-country ferry trips between various Government flying fields. In September, 1920, Pallisard was assigned by McCook Field to accompany Major R. W. Shroeder to Villes auvage, Etamps, France as his Chief Mechanic[[strikethrough]]ian[[/strikethrough]] [[strikethrough]]with[[/strikethrough]] for the special Air Force Verville-Packard Race plane entered in the [?] Gordon Bennet Race. Because of engine trouble their entry did not win. Pallissard returned to civilian life in 1928 and for a time made his residence in his home town of St. Anne, Illinois. After a time he was employed by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors Corporation at LaGrange, Illinois, where he remained for ten years. During that time he continued to fly occasionally by renting a plane for practice at a local flying field. He retired at age 68, but kept his flying license and flew occasionally, just for the sport of it. For some time he had made his residence at Broadview, Illinoise, where he remained for ten years. During the time he continued to fly occasion-ally by renting a plane for practice at a local flying field. He retired at age 68, but kept his flying license and flew occasionally, just for the sport of it. For some tire he had made his residence at Broadview, Illinois, and there he 3
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