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1LT Frank Stuart Patterson

1LT Frank Stuart Patterson

Birth
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Death 19 Jun 1918 (aged 21)
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Burial Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Plot section 13 lot 365
Memorial ID 5794 · View Source
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US Military Aviator Pioneer. In the early years of US Military aviation, he served as a 1st Lieutenant and pilot in the US Army Service stationed at Wright Air Field Dayton, Ohio. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, 1st Lieutenant Patterson was assigned to the 137th Aero Squadron with an aerial observer to test the newly installed machine guns synchronizers. They went aloft in their DH-4 bi-plane, completed two trials successfully, but during a steep dive on the third test the airplane's wings collapsed and the aircraft crashed, killing both crewmen. Upon his death the air field was renamed Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in his honor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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Aged 21 Yrs.

Who gave His life helping
Keep America Free


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  • Added: 30 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5794
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Frank Stuart Patterson (3 Sep 1896–19 Jun 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5794, citing Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .