Transcription:: AUBREY DOUGLAS, Norfolk, Virginia.
From VIRGINIAN-PILOT, Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, June 15, 1920
Norfolk War History Commission
Municipal Building, Norfolk, VIrginia
AVIATOR DIES AS RESULT OF FALL.
Former Lieutenant Aubery Douglas inured While Piloting
Was Member 115th, Ambulance Company.
Aubery Douglas, a Norfolk aviator who was inured Sunday afternoon
when an aeroplane which he was piloting crashed to earth in Glenwood Park
died early yesterday morning at the United States Public Health hospital
from the injuries. Thomas Happy, a passenger in the aeroplane at the
time of the accident and who sustained a fractured right leg, was reported
to be doing as well as could be expected last night.
Lieutenant Douglas, who has made his tome in Norfolk for a number of
years, had many friends in the city and was one of the most popular members
of 115th. Ambulance Company of Norfolk He enlisted in this company
at the outbreak of the world war and was later transferred to the aviation
branch of the service, with the rank of Lieutenant. He was a registered
military pilot, one of the few in the service.
Lieutenant Douglas joined the Ambulance Company as a private, but, because of his exceptional knowledge of machinery, was made a sergeant
before the company was sent to Camp McClellen. At Camp McClellen he was
sergeant in charge of transportation until about January, 1918. He then
passed the aviation examination, given at Atlanta, Ga., and went to the
University of Illinois for a technical course. He was station at fly-
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