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Lieut Frank Potter Albrook
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Birth: Jul. 5, 1892
Delaware County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1924
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Cousin through common ancestor, Frank M. Albrook

Pioneer flyer and explorer for the United States Air Service. Frank Albrook grew up in Delhi, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa in 1917 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He was a member of the Iowa State University wrestling team.

After entering the United States Army Air Service Lieutenant Albrook was first assigned to the 7th Observation Squadron at France Field, Canal Zone in March 1921. In 1922 he assumed command of the 8th Air Park located at the Balboa Fill Landing Field near the Pacific terminus of the Panama Canal. He was transferred in 1924 to Chanute Field in Illinois.

On August 12, 1924 Lieutenant Albrook was injured in the crash of the DeHavilland 4-B aircraft that he was piloting. He was later transferred to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. where he died on September 17, 1924 of injuries suffered in the crash.

On November 11, 1924, Armistice Day, the Balboa Fill Landing Field in the Panama Canal Zone was renamed Albrook Field in honor of Lieutenant Albrook, first commander of the site. It later became Albrook Air Force Base, the home of the United States Air Force Southern Command Headquarters and the 5700th Air Base Wing.

He never married. 
Family links: 
  Morrel George Albrook (1866 - 1938)
  Laura Belle South Albrook (1866 - 1948)
  Rose Agnes Albrook Helkenn (1890 - 1977)*
  Frank Potter Albrook (1892 - 1924)
  Nellie Myrtle Albrook Washburn (1895 - 1931)*
  Phillip James Albrook (1897 - 1984)*
  Burleigh David Albrook (1899 - 1987)*
  Raymond Logan Albrook (1902 - 1957)*
  Glenna E. Albrook Dempster (1902 - 1996)*
  Emma Naomi Albrook Wathen (1904 - 1979)*
  Charles Frederick Albrook (1908 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Delaware County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Plot 145.
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Jul 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20238872
Lieut Frank Potter Albrook
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Lieut Frank Potter Albrook
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Lieut Frank Potter Albrook
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- Mr.B
 Added: Aug. 7, 2012

- CJ
 Added: Feb. 18, 2010
Dear Cousin Frank. Thank you for your service.
 Added: Jul. 27, 2008
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