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Andrew J. LaBoiteaux

Andrew J. LaBoiteaux enlisted at the U.S. Army Enlistment Station at 612 Vine Street in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sept. 17, 1917. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Andrew J. LaBoiteaux enlisted at the U.S. Army Enlistment Station at 612 Vine Street in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sept. 17, 1917. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Andrew J. LaBoiteaux earned his graduation certificate from the School of Military Aeronautics at The Ohio State University on Nov. 24, 1917. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Andrew J. LaBoiteaux earned his graduation certificate from the School of Military Aeronautics at The Ohio State University on Nov. 24, 1917. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Throughout his service, Andrew J. LaBoiteaux compiled a scrapbook, detailing his training and service.  These photos document a round-trip training flight he made from Ellington Field to Katy, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Throughout his service, Andrew J. LaBoiteaux compiled a scrapbook, detailing his training and service. These photos document a round-trip training flight he made from Ellington Field to Katy, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Note: This item is currently in storage.

The road to becoming a pilot during World War I was neither fast nor easy. Andrew J. LaBoiteaux, of Middletown, Ohio, began his journey in August, 1917 at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in Cincinnati. After completing a course of studies at the School of Military Aeronautics at The Ohio State University in November, 1917, LaBoiteaux would spend the next 7 months at Ellington Field, Texas, learning how to fly.

 

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