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United States

In Boston, Massachusetts, Leslie Winstead Wishard from Lihue, Hawaii enlists with the US Aviation Corps. The following month he entered the Officers’ Training Camp near San Francisco, and was transferred to the School of Military Aeronautics at the University of California on 21 July. By 25 September he had been detailed to Rockwell Field, California and qualified as a reserve military aviator on 4 January 1918. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Aviation Section, Signal Corps before being posted to airfields in Louisiana and then Tennessee as an instructor – eventually being discharged from military service in December 1918. Leslie married Mary Renton in San Francisco on 17 September 1917 and had three children with her between 1919 and 1926. After the war he returned to Hawaii and became a manager on a sugar cane plantation. He died in 1993 and is part of tree WIS0016.