Marian2 Posted 14 June , 2019 Share Posted 14 June , 2019 I'm working with the diary of an American, Lloyd Ludwig, who trained at Gosport in early 1918. He was clearly enthusiastic about his instructors, but unfortunately only refers to them by their ranks and last names. I've made an effort to identify the instructors, but, unfortunately, the names are not especially unusual, and there's not much documentation of people at training squadrons. The Historic Gosport website page "Royal Flying Corps at Grange" has a lot of info. on the school; I contacted the web master (David Moore), but unfortunately he was not able to help. Short of downloading massive numbers of AIR 76 files, I'm stumped. Here's a diary entry from February 11, 1918, in which the various instructors are named: "No flying because of the wind. In the evening the six of us Americans and 2nd Lt. Watson gave a dinner for our instructors at the Queens. Capt. Smart, Capt. Watson, Lt. Benson, Lt. Long and Lt. Holbrow were there. We had a fine dinner and fine time and went into the Hippodrome afterwards" Any ideas who these men were? Thanks! ---Marian Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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