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Ashburn Field, Chicago, along with T.C. McCauley, Victor Vernon, J.D. Hill, E.A. Johnson, "Sinnie" Sinclair and others. There they began to train World War I pilots. In January, 1917, the school moved to Memphis, Tennessee for the winter months and Powers went with the group. In the spring of 1917 the school returned north, to Chanute Field. Powers was there for a time, then in December was at Call Field, Wichita, Texas.

After World War I Powers reportedly moved to California, but as of this writing it is not known what became of him.

Flying Pioneer Harry W. Powers must be remembered for his interest in the advent of airplanes and exhibition flying which continued under many hardships; as well as his contribution to the war effort as a civilian instructor of military pilots.

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