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Corp Frank S. Scott
Birth: Dec. 2, 1883
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 1912
College Park
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA

Military Aviation Pioneer. Born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the United States Army's Field Artillery in 1908. After his discharge in 1911, he reenlisted in the Army and was assigned to the Signal Corps at the Army's College Park Flying Field in Maryland. Having a talent for mechanical things, he became the chief mechanic of one of the Wright Brothers Type-B biplanes which the Army had purchased. On September 28, 1912, he was a passenger in one of the open biplanes when it crashed while coming in for a landing. Corporal Scott was killed instantly and the pilot died later at Washington, DC's Walter Reed Hospital. Corporal Scott was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on 1 October 1912. In 1917, Scott Field, Illinois (which later became Scott Air Force Base, Illinois) was named in his honor as being the first military enlisted person to lose his life in a military airplane crash. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
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Originally Created by: William Bjornstad
Record added: Oct 20, 2008
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Corp Frank S. Scott
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