AKA Lt. Billy Schauffler
William G. Schauffler
William G. Schauffler
Collection of Mike O'Neal, 5-17-07

Atlantic Coast Aeronautical Station
or Curtiss Aviation School, 1916
via email from Stanley Walsh, 4-10-07
     Lt. Billy Trained at Atlantic Coast Aero Station 1916-1917. He wrote to people in Newport News and sent pictures from France. Is there an historical society in Newport that might have info etc. I am editing his letters from France. Pictures would be helpful. He was a friend of Billy Mitchell etc.
Editor's Note: If you can offer any more information to Stanley, please contact him through me.

William G. Schauffler
William G. Schauffler
Collection of Mike O'Neal, 5-17-07
Collection of Stanley Walsh, 4-12-07
     Mr. Walsh has kindly shared some extracts of the letters in his collection which Billy wrote to his friends in Newport News. You can read them for their intrinsic interest and also learn the names of some of his friends. Hopefully you can help us track them down. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.,

William G. Schauffler
Capt. William G. Schauffler, Jr. & Lt. F. A. Tillman
Collection of Mike O'Neal, 10-7-07

     If you search for "William G. Schauffler", using the Google search engine, (4-11-07), you will find about six links. Perhaps the most helpful are the following.
Wings of Valor - The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell
     This website offers a fascinating revue of the career of Billy Mitchell, with special emphasis on his court-martial. It was when one of his chief defense lawyers, Frank Reid, called Schauffler as a witness, that we get some brief insight into his career and nature. If time permits, you will probably want to read the entire article. If time is short, you may want to use the "FIND" function on Schauffler to locate the relevant entry. You can access the website by clicking on the title above.

90th Fighter Squadron [90th FS]
     This page on the GlobalSecurity.org website recounts the history of the 90th "Pair O'Dice" Fighter Squadron emblem. It was Lt. Schauffler who first created the dice emblem while at Ourches, France. You can access the site by clicking on the title above.

William G. Schauffler died in 1951
From The Early Birds of Aviation
Roster of Members
January 1, 1993

Editor's Note:
If you have any information on this Early Bird,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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