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Corp Frank S. Scott

Corp Frank S. Scott

Birth
Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Sep 1912 (aged 28)
College Park, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 13 Grave 5331-S
Memorial ID 30700117 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: William Bjornstad
  • Added: 20 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30700117
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Frank S. Scott (2 Dec 1883–28 Sep 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30700117, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .