Courtesy of the United States Air Force
29 March 1924
Meet the World Flyers
First Lieutenant Laclair D. Schulze, Air Service
World Flight Pilot – Alternate
Born at Los Angeles, California – 5 July, 1891, Single
A.B. University of California, 1915
D.J. Leland Stanford University, 1917
Entered the United States Army as a Private in the Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps upon entry of the United States in the World War. Upon receiving flying training was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the Aviation Section, Signal Corps, April 1918; commissioned in the Regular Army in the grade of First Lieutenant July 1, 1920.
Graduated from the School of Military Aeronautics, University of California. Received his flying training at the 2nd A.I.C. at Tours, France. Qualified as a pilot in 1918. Upon receiving his flying training, he proceeded to Furbara, Italy for monoplane pursuit training. After completion of this course, he proceeded to the 3rd A.I.C. at Issoudon, France, where he served throughout the war as an instructor, test pilot and engineer officer. The services of this officer in France were of such a high standard that he was recommended for a Defense Sevice Medal. Total flying hours 1400, of which 500 are cross country.
Lieuenant Schulze died on 2 August 1927 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
SCHULZE, LECLAIR D
- 1STLT ARMY AIR CORPS
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/02/1927
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SECTION 4-E SITE 2608
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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