Capt. Richard J. Walters- Aircraft - Flew hot air balloons (Chicago World's Fair 1933-34). Flew small planes. Owned a sea plane.
The balloon corps of the United States Army in the early 1900s laid the foundation for America's military aviation. During World War I, all the major powers, including the United States, used tethered observation balloons. These balloons were used to gather information on troop locations and movements, artillery spotting, and communications. So important were these balloons (they were heavily defended by antiaircraft weapons), fighter pilots were given credit toward becoming an ace. In fact, Frank Luke, the American ace and Medal of Honor winner, was known as the "Arizona Balloon Buster."
Capt. Richard J. Walters - ships License received - May 15. 1923 - Up to 65 feet in length. from Baltimore, MD - the license.
Owner of "Prins Valdemar" aka Miami Aquarium.
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