I need a photo of him. If you can help, please contact me.

     My name is Pamela Richmond Orr, and I am Arthur L. Richmond's youngest daughter and I live in Ohio.
     If you are still interested in a picture of my father, I am sure I can find one for you from either WWI or WWII.
     My Father gave me his Early Bird pin many years ago, and unfortunately, it got lost. Is there anywhere I could find one? I would love to have one again!
Pam Orr
Editor's Note: I found an image of the pin on Carroll Gray's Early Bird site. You can see it by clicking on:
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     Arthur was assigned as a pupil of Roger Jannus. He is quoted as saying the Roger was the first pilot to devise a maneuver to control the deadly tailspin. You can read the whole story by clicking on the title above. You may want to use your "Find" function on "Richmond"to locate his entry on the page.

     Colonel Arthur L. Richmond, a veteran of both world wars and a pioneer in military aviation died of a heart attack in Eastham, Massachusetts September 4, 1955 at the age of 59.
     A native of Boston, and a graduate of Harvard, he enlisted in the Army Signal Corps in 1917, and following flight training was commissioned a first lieutenant. He was commander of the U.S. flying group attached to the British Army's Royal Flying Corps in Toronto, and was discharged a captain in 1918.
     He remained active in the reserve forces, and in World War II he served as a colonel in the War Department's general staff, assigned to intelligence duties.
     Aside from his aviation duties, he was a banker for several years and then joined Ernst & Ernst with whom he was affiliated at the time of death.
from the Early Birds of Aviation CHIRP, January, 1956 - Number 52

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