2 September 1918. 1st Lt. Field E. Kindley, a former Kansas Guardsman, scored his fifth aerial kill. He ended World War I with 11 victories.
26 September 1920. Encouraged by Governor Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist, three members of the Minnesota National Guard - Capt. Ray S. Miller, Lt. Col. William Garis, the Assistant Adjutant General, and Brig. Gen. Walter Rhinow, the Adjutant General - launched a flight to Washington, DC from St. Paul on a rented airplane to successfully lobby the Militia Bureau and the Army Air Service to form a National Guard aviation unit in their state.