Adair, Arnold. Arnold Adair was created by Laurence La Tourette Driggs and Henry Watson and appeared in four novels from 1918 to 1930, beginning with The Adventures of Arnold Adair, American Ace. Arnold Adair is a teenager from New York who attends the Verney School, in Verney, Switzerland, in 1911. Adair falls in love with flying while in Verney and is taught to fly by an older chum, a graduate of the Verney School. Adair returns to Harvard and while there is given further instruction by a “corking fine instructor.” When the Germans declare war on Europe Adair becomes an Air Scout for the French. During the war Adair works his way up through the ranks, becoming an ace several times over.
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