William Thaw II Photo

William Thaw II

Born: Aug 12, 1893

Death: Apr 22, 1934

Birthplace: Pittsburgh

Nationality: United States

William Thaw II

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1893
Date of Death : Apr 22, 1934
Birth Place : Pittsburgh

Lieutenant Colonel William Thaw II was a World War I flying ace credited with five confirmed and two unconfirmed aerial victories. He is believed to be the first American to engage in aerial combat in the war. He was the first to fly up the East River under all four bridges.

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