In the spring of 1917 E. (Edwin?) Kenneth Jaquith 18_ _ - 1984 was appointed (by someone J.P. Knapp?) to be the flight instructor and unofficially the 'camp commander' of Aerial Coast Patrol Unit # 3 located on the Joseph Knapp estate in what was then called Mastic, NY.
In doing so he most likely taught Joseph F. Knapp (Dodi) and Thomas F. Dixon (Dodi's future brother in law) how to fly.
In my course of studying the Knapp family, I have come to partly rely on studying their friends and associates to help round out the very limited and closely guarded personal information I can find about the Knapps themselves.
In researching the era of the Third Aero Squadron. Mr. Jaquith has emerged as quite a colorful character. Here are some additional news items I found about his aviation activities before, during and after his stint at the Knapp Estate.