Bill Bolton, Flying Midshipman by Noel Sainsbury
Tale of a young Navy flyer during a world war.
Noel Everingham Sainsbury, Jr. (born June 11, 1884, New York City-d. 1955, Lake Worth, Florida) was an author of various children's adventure and mystery novels during the late 1920s and the 1930s.
He served as a naval aviator during World War I and retained active connections with the naval reserve. He served in the Navy during World War II and retired with the rank of lieutenant commander.
Educated as an engineer, Sainsbury began writing juvenile fiction in the late 1920s, producing the Great Ace and Bill Bolton, Naval Aviator series under his own name and contributing to the Dorothy Dixon and Malay Jungle series under various pseudonyms, including under the maiden name of his second wife. He also wrote some sports-themed juvenile books, including Gridiron Grit and The Fighting Five, as a part of his Champion Sport Stories series.
Sainsbury married twice, first Elizabeth (Bessie) Slade from whom he divorced, and then in 1926 Dorothy Wayne Illick. He had a child by each wife.