Skip to main content
Edit entry 

John Carl Ziler

Military

Carl Ziler served as a Link Instructor with No. 5 British Flying Training School at Riddle Field, Florida.

Service

People

  • Eric Denham

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Pilot
    Eric was born in Pontefract, Yorkshire, in 1922. His father, Major Stanley Denham, was an army officer with the York and Lancaster Regiment. In 1918 he went missing as he tried to join up in Halifax but was too young and had to return home. As soon as...

  • Thomas Persinger

    Military | Wing Commander | Pilot
    Captain Thomas E Persinger was First Lieutenant, Operations and Engineering officer August 1941- August 1942 . He went on to Lakeland Florida and then moved to No 5 British Flying Training School at Clewiston from the beginning of the school in...

  • G Renvoize

    Military | Pilot
    Originally from London, England, G.A Renvoize joined the No 5 British Flying Training School Course 13 and used his artistic skills by publishing line-drawings and caricatures in the Fly Paper weekly publication. He was also recognized by J P Riddle as...

  • John Riddle

    Civilian
    Formerly a barnstormer and flying instructor for stunt pilots, John Paul Riddle was a pioneer in aviation history taking the controls only 17 years after the Wright brothers’ first flight. His career in aviation had taken him from the Embry-Riddle...

Units served with

  • 5 British Flying Training School

    5 British Flying Training School


    The 'Arnold Scheme' (1941-43) and the British Flying Training Schools (1941-45), with the co-operation of Squadron Leader Mills DFC and President Roosevelt, enabled the setting up of flight training in the USA for RAF pilots to train alongside American...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Alba, MO, USA 8 February 1912
Lived in Clewiston, FL 33440, USA August 1942
Married Helen Caspara Hansen Washington, DC, USA 23 August 1942

Helen was from of Brooklyn, New York

Died Downey, CA, USA 5 August 1999
Buried Whittier, CA, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2017 12:27:11 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, biography and events
Sources

https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/26355
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132274099
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 11 September 1942 via newspapers.com

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2017 15:28:55 Anne Hughes Changes to middlename
Sources

5 BFTS Archive

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2017 15:27:25 Anne Hughes Changes to media associations
Sources

5 BFTS Archive

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2017 14:22:33 Anne Hughes Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, role, person associations, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

5 BFTS Archive

Share