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 George E.M. Kelly

George E.M. Kelly

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 10 May 1911 (aged 32)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section A, Grave 117-A
Memorial ID 22407 · View Source
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United States Army Officer. 2nd Lieutenant Kelly was the first U.S. military pilot to lose his life while flying a military aircraft. Kelly was attempting to land his aricraft when a front strut collapsed, causing his aircraft to veer toward an encampment of the 11th Infantry. To avoid crashing into the tents, Kelly banked sharply and was killed when his plane smashed into the ground. San Antonio's Kelly Air Force Base was named in his honor.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22407
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George E.M. Kelly (11 Dec 1878–10 May 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22407, citing San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .