Frank Sigourney

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Frank Sigourney - AVIATION CORPS FOR DISTRICT Van Kirk Says Lieut...
AVIATION CORPS FOR DISTRICT Van Kirk Says Lieut Sigourney Will Teach Naval Militiamen to Fly Members of the District naval bata tallon are to receive instructions in avl - tatlon Aviator Van Kirkr owner and builder of several aircraft has signified his intention of Joining the battalion and according to Lieut Frank Sigourney executive offlcer of the organization will be enlisted this evening Van Kirk who lis well known In aeilal circles is to give Instructions to all members or the battalion battalion who desire to fly Lieut Sigourney has long had the Idea of an aviation squad in mind In fact he and several other offlcera of the battalion battalion made application for admittance to the Navy School of Aviation several months ago Secretary of the avy Daniels and Assistant Secretary Roosevelt Roosevelt were greatly pleased yesterday afternoon afternoon when Informed of the plans for the formation of the new corps J3oth expressed delight In the interest being shown Jn the progress of the District battalion Officers of the battalion will today make application for the use of a larger Ship for training purposes Commander Dempf in - command of the battalion will file request for the use of such a vessel preferably a torpedoboat with the District commissioners this morning and the petition in all probability will be forwarded to the Secretary ot the Navy tomorrow

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 15 Mar 1915, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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