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Elmer Fowler Stone
Birth: Jan. 22, 1887
New York, USA
Death: May 20, 1936
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

Pioneer Naval Aviator. Born in Livingstone, New York, in 1910, he entered the US Coast Guard Revenue Cutter Service's School and was commissioned as a 3rd Lieutenant in June 1913. Assigned to aviation training at Pensacola, Florida and was appointed Naval Aviator in April 1916. After serving in coastal convoy passages during World War I, he was promoted Lieutenant and stationed at the Naval Air Station at Rockaway, New York. On May 27, 1919, with pilot A.C. Read, he was the co-Pilot of N-C4 Curtiss flying boat which made the first successful trans-Atlantic flight from Rockaway, New York and landed in Lisbon, Portugal. He was awarded a Navy Cross for making the flight and received a written commendation from then-Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt. Appointed as Coast Guard Aviator No. 1, he was assigned to duty with the Navy Department's Bureau of Aeronautics and served as a test pilot. In 1926, he returned to the Coast Guard service, commanded a Coast Guard Destroyer until 1931 and was commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Cape May, New Jersey in 1932. Promoted Commander on May 1, 1935, he reported as the commanding officer to the Air Patrol Detachment at San Diego, California. He died the following year from a heart attack while inspecting a new patrol plane. In 1983, he was inducted into the United States Naval Aviation Hall of Honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 4 lot 3205-A Map grid Y-10
 
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Record added: Apr 17, 2000
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