& SUPPLY CO. 1923
|Left to Right: Al Johnson, Walter E. Lees, Jimmy Johnson|
& SUPPLY COMPANY, 1922
In 1915, Walter was an instructor at the Curtiss School at the foot of Jersey Street in Buffalo. Walter's first students were Al Johnson and Fish Hassell.
In 1917, Walter was instructing Army pilots for World War I at Ellington Field, Houston, Texas. Al Johnson was also an instructor at the field with Walter. Al is pictured in Gallery 2, The First Consignment at Ellington Field.
In the fall of 1922, Walter went with Johnson Aeroplane and Supply Company, located in Dayton, Ohio. He worked with Al Johnson and his good friend from the Curtiss flying school in San Diego, Jimmy Johnson. Al and Jimmy were not related.