I need a photo of him. If you can help, please contact me.
Courtesy of Tim M. Jacobs
     Chemung County had several home-grown pioneer aviators, among them Alfred H. Stanley and Leon (Windy) Smith.
     Al Stanley was an "ace" in World War I, having shot down at least five German planes whiel he was a military flier. Later, in the late 1920s, he was a member of the Elmira Flying Club and flew a Waco biplane out of the Caton Ave. airfield.

     If you search for "Alfred H. Stanley", using the Google search engine, (11-15-04), you will find just three links. The only one which appears to be relevant is in Russian!
Victor Federoff - ??????? ?? ???????
     This page offers some intriguing paragraphs, all in Russian, in one of which Alfred H. Stanley is mentioned. I found that the BabelFish machine translation program can translate from Russian to English, but the results leave much to the imagination. Maybe someone who can read Russian can help me decipher the information on the page.
     My computer won't display Russian characters, so the following extract is a bit cryptic.
*4. ????????? ? ???????? 89-? ?????????? ????????? ?????? ????? [Émile Régnier], ????????? ????? [Lasnes] ? ???????? ?????? [Havard], ???????????? ???????? ?? 23-? ????????? ???????? ?????? [Alfred H.Stanley] ? 2-? ??????????? ??????? ????? ??????? [Frank Luke Jr.] ?? 27-? ????????????. ????? 6 ??????????.
     Here is the English translation which was produced by BabelFish. Not too helpful, but interesting.
* 4. Together with pilots 89-1 of squadron adzhyudanom Emil ren'e [ To y.mile R1.gnier ], by sergeant Lan [ Lasnes ] and by corporal avar [ Havard ], by American pilot from by 23rd sergeant elfrid Stanleys [ Alfred H.Stanley ] and 2- m by Lieutenant Frank lyuk low-order [ Frank Luke Jr. ] of 27-1 American. Only 6 participants.
      You can access the site by clicking on the title above.

I have no information as to the dates of his birth or his death.
If you have any information on this pioneer aviator
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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