PAUL DODD (JIM) CULVER
& WALTER, 1924
|Paul's First Flight with "Uncle Walter," 1924|
|In the fall of 1922, Walter went with Johnson Aeroplane and Supply Company, located in Dayton.
Other old friends, Teed and Paul Culver, were also in Dayton. Their baby born at Newport News shortly after Betty, was now 7 year
old Paul, Jr., known to the Lees Family as "Jim". One day, Jim had the thrill of his life, a flight with "Uncle Walter." "I was hooked on
flying from that day on," Jim says.
Jim became a pilot himself later, receiving his Navy wings at Pensacola, Florida, December 6, 1941, and reporting for duty at Pearl Harbor shortly after the Japanese attack December 7th. He flew for over 40 years and became a Commander in the Navy. His Dayton experience did, indeed, hook him on flying.