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 Lawrence Clifton Elliott

Lawrence Clifton Elliott

Birth
Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, USA
Death 15 May 1970 (aged 68)
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Plot Garden of Devotion
Memorial ID 5379 · View Source
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Aviation Pioneer. Born in Greenville, Texas, while in high school he built an experimental airplane. In 1924, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, earned awards in air races and became a U.S. Army flight Instructor. After his time in the service, he began a career with the Aeronautics Branch of the US Department of Commerce and was stationed at Southwest Regional Headquarters in Fort Worth for 25 years. He was instrumental in marking domestic flight routes, developing weather communication broadcast techniques, establishing standards for airplane maintenance inspections and recommending air facility safety modifications. During World War II, he was regional manager of the US Civil Aviation System. In 1953, he received awards for exceptional service and impact on international aviation.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 6 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5379
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence Clifton Elliott (16 Nov 1901–15 May 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5379, citing Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .