|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1890|
|Death: ||Sep. 12, 1918, France|
A son of Samuel F. and Emma Suiter.
KIA while serving with the 135th Aero Squadron.
From "York County and the World War," (1920 - in the public domain):
LIEUTENANT WILBUR C. SUITER
Croix de Guerre.
LIEUTENANT SUITER, of Shamokin, Pa., was born June 8, 1890. He attended the public schools of that city and was a graduate of the Shamokin High School. In 1913, he was graduated from the College of Civil Engineering at Cornell University, and immediately entered the employ of the York Manufacturing Company as an erecting engineer. While in York, he lived with his aunt, Mrs. Katherine A. Suiter.
In July, 1917, Lieutenant Suiter volunteered for the aviation corps, and on July 9th started ground training at Ithaca, N. Y. He finished the course in eight weeks and then went to Mineola, L. I. He was shortly sent abroad and landed in England, October 2, 1917. Here he received his commission of First Lieutenant. He was then sent to France and reached Paris, July 15. 1918. Less than a month later, on August 9, 1918, he made his first flight over the German lines. It was on September 21st, the dispatch from Paris stated, that he. with his observer, had been cited for gallantry at the Lorraine Front. Two weeks later came the telegram announcing that he had been killed in action.
September 17. 1918.
Lieutenant Suiter was a young man of sterling Christian character, and loved by all who knew him. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, York, Pa.
Upolu Airport on the northern tip of the island of Hawaii was once named Suiter Field in honor of Wilbur Suiter. Upolu Airport began as a U.S. Air Service landing field in June 1927. Under the authority of the U.S. War Department, it was named the Upolu Point Military Reservation, also referred to as Upolu Landing Field or Upolu Airplane Landing Field. In 1933, it was renamed Suiter Field.
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Plot: Section: B Lot: 22 Block: 2
Created by: Lincoln Lowery
Record added: Mar 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66773812
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