McLean County, Illinois
[McLean County, Illinois, in the World War, 1917-1918; by Edward E. Pierson
& Jacob Louis Hasbrouck c 1921]
(Transcribed by: Teri Moncelle Colglazier)
Lt. Mortimer Flynn enlisted at Chicago July 25, 1917, and was assigned to the ground school in aviation at the Ohio State University. In October he was sent to Love Field, Texas, and was commissioned lieutenant May 8, 1918.
He then trained at Camp Dick, Ellington Field, Tolliver Field, and finally Mitchell Field at Garden City, New York, taking the various courses in bombing, aerial gunnery, and other advanced work in aviation, and was ready to go across when the armis- tice was signed.
He remained at Mitchell Field until March 10, 1919, when he proceeded to Camp Grant where he received his discharge, then returning to Bloomington.
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