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PEOPLE'S UNIVERSITY: The First World War, Class 6

May 09, 2017

Event starts at 7:00 PM.

The Aviator: Louis Bennett, Jr.


Lt. Louis Bennett, Jr. (1894-1918) was West Virginia’s only World War I flying ace.  He founded the West Virginia Flying Corps in Beech Bottom, and the West Virginia Aircraft Company in Warwood. Bennett died in battle over France on August 24, 1918, serving as a member of the British Royal Air Force. His mother honored her son with a stained glass window for London’s Westminster Abbey. She also commissioned a memorial bronze statue, “The Aviator,” that stands on the campus of Linsly School.



Instructor: Dr. David Javersak

Dr. David T. Javersak grew up in Weirton and was educated at West Liberty State College, the University of Hawaii, and WVU. He is Dean Emeritus of Liberal Arts and Professor Emeritus of History at West Liberty University. 

(with research assistance from David H. McKinley)







In keeping with the mission of public libraries as sanctuaries of free learning for all people, the Ohio County Public Library created The People’s University, a free program for adults who wish to continue their education in the liberal arts. The People’s University features courses—taught by experts in each subject—that enable patrons to pursue their goal of lifelong learning in classic subjects such as history, philosophy, and literature.



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