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John Armstrong Drexel (1891-1958), Early aviator
1891 Born in Philadelphia
The school was very busy initially and had a good number of aspiring pilots. By late May 1910 the school had seven aircraft - this figure later rose to ten by September.
1910 June: gained his aviator's certificate at Beaulieu
WWI Served in British and US armed forces; temporary Major; awarded Royal Warrant for Distinguished Service Order
1939 A banker, living in Tenterden