SOME EXCERPTS FROM THE PAGES OF
AERIAL AGE

SPRING OF 1917

AMERICA HAD JUST ENTERED INTO WW1 IN APRIL

"PRACTICAL PATRIOTS"

Father & Son

NEVER FEAR

"GYRO" IS HERE !

ODD MAN OUT ?
J. F. Knapp aka Dodi Knapp whose estate in Mastic Beach hosted the airbase

was the 13th Man In Unit 3,

He May Of Been Away On Business When The First 12 Men Took The Oath

Dodi Enlisted May 17, 1917

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"CHIP"

Ensign Archie G. McIlwaine, Naval Aviator ( J. F. Knapp's Step Brother)

Chip Was A Member of Unit 1 The First Yale Unit In Huntington LI

He went to France in 1917 and flew many combat missions.

This is the uniform of the WW1 Naval Aviator Of Which There Were 36 Of At The Knapp Estate

In The Fall of 1917

AVIATION LINKS TO THE MASTIC BEACH KNAPP AIRBASE

NEW DISCOVERY AT OLD BEACH TEN

KEEP EM' FLYING

THE VIEW

CONTACT

BLUE SKIES

UNIT THREE CHARTER MEMBERS

MASTIC ON THE FRONT PAGES

HERE ARE THE HANGERS

KNAPP AERO FILES

THE KNAPPS LIVED HERE