(1891 - 1969)
Clayton Knight was active/lived in New York. Clayton Knight is known for military aviation illustration.
Biography Clayton Knight
Clayton Knight was born on 30 March 1891 in Rochester, New York. In his youth he embarked on a career in oil painting and studied under three famous American artists. On 18 July 1914, the United States Government passed legislation that recognized the Army aviation section as a permanent organization in the Signal Corps. However it was not until America entered World War One in April 1917, that the Government fully realized the extent to which their aviation had fallen behind that of Europe.
The U.S. Army Signal Corps Aviation section had 131 Officers, 1,087 enlisted men and 250 obsolete aircraft not fit for WW I combat. To speed up American training some 2,500 future pilots were sent to England and France for advanced pilot trainin
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