Frank Courtney started his aviation career in 1913, flying in World War I, World War II, and serving in commercial and military
aviation for decades. His collection contains IDs, passports, and journals from 1922-1971.
Frank T. Courtney (1894-1982) was born in London and was one of the few aviators that could make the claim that he was there
for it all. He started his career with an apprenticeship at the Grahame-White Aircraft Company in 1913 and attained his pilot’s
certificate in August 1914 flying primitive box-kite airplanes. He attained the rank of Captain while serving in the Royal
Flying Corps in WWI while flying in a Morane-Saulnier “Parasol.”
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1 Manuscript Box
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