distinction of training every officer that attained that rank in the aeronautical branch of the army. He had piloted every type of aeropolane manufactured in America and was praised by military and civilian air pilots as one of the most capable and competent of the world's airmen. He is given unstinted praise for the development of military aeronautics in this country, and, according to his brother officers, it is largely due to Lieutenant Taliaferro's efforts that the United States army has made such progress in aviation, despite meager congressional appropriationsl
     According to his brother aviators, Lieutenant Taliaferro was the ideal of every American flyer--as a soldier, as a gentleman, and as an air pilot.
DEATH HALTS HONORS
WON BY ARMY AVIATOR
IN SUSTAINED FLIGHT
     Lieutenant Walter R. Taliaferro, junior military aviator, who was buried yesterday, was the only American aviator to smash an American aeroplane record and be killed before the Aero Club, with headquarters in New Hork City, gives a dinner at which American birdmen who have performed an unusual feat in the world of aviation are invited to be present and receive a suitable medal. The dinner this year is to take place early next month.
     At the time of his unfortunate death, Lieutanant Taliaferro held the American record for sustained flight
for pilot alone--9 hours and 42 minutes. His loss will be keenly felt in army aeronautical circles.
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