May 1931

The Birth and Infancy of Marine Aviation

Volume 15, Issue 5
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THERE is a Muster Roll of the year 1912 filed with a lot of other muster rolls in the Archives of the Marines at Headquarters in Washington City. It is unique, for it is the Pioneer Muster Roll of the Flying Leathernecks. It contains only one name-the name of the first Early Bird of the Marines. That name is First Lieutenant Alfred Austell Cunningham. He was the first officer on the active list of the Marine Corps to be a Marine aviator and the notation opposite his name is this:

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Randolph C Berkeley