The only evidence I have found so far of a relationship between Leighton and Lansdowne are the
two photographs you see on this page. Lansdowne, later commander of the U.S. airship Shenandoah, died in the September 1925
crash of the Shenandoah in stormy weather. If you can help to solve this mystery, I would love to hear from you.
by Eugenie Buchan, 10-11-07
I am intrigued by the Lansdowne connection. I assume that my grandfather knew him at Pensacola.
( BGL was there from March 1916 to April 1917). The two photos are probably related to his time in the Navy departments up to 1925,
if that is when Lansdowne died. My grandfather was pretty well bald by the time he went to Curtiss Wright in 1928.
Thanks again for all your interest in these early flyers.
LT. COM. B. G. LEIGHTON
Library of Congress Collection, 3-26-07