SGT Arthur “Bluey” Bluethenthal

SGT Arthur “Bluey” Bluethenthal

Birth
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Death
5 Jun 1918 (aged 26)
Maignelay-Montigny, Departement de l'Oise, Picardie, France
Burial
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Football player. A First Team All-American center for Princeton in 1911 and a Third Team All American pick in 1912. .WWI Veteran serviced with Sergeant Lafayette Flying Corps, killed in aerial combat at Coivrel France June 5 1918.


Arthur Bluethenthal, born 1891, would be as old as his familys beach cottage had he lived to the age of 118. He was a native of Wilmington, a star football player and football coach at Princeton in 1912. In 1916, he joined the American Ambulance Field Service and the Lafayette Flying Corps, Escadrille 227, as a bomber pilot, along with other Americans, in service for France in March 1918. When America entered the war, arrangements were made for Bluethenthal to serve with United States Naval Aviation. But he was the first North Carolinian killed in action in World War I, on June 5, 1918, near Maignelay, France, 50 miles north of Paris. His body was brought home in 1921 and reinterred in Oakdale Cemetery. On Memorial Day, May 30, 1928, the Wilmington airport was named Bluethenthal Field in his honor.
Son of Leopold and Johanna Bluethenthal. Killed in combat near Maignelay.

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Football player. A First Team All-American center for Princeton in 1911 and a Third Team All American pick in 1912. .WWI Veteran serviced with Sergeant Lafayette Flying Corps, killed in aerial combat at Coivrel France June 5 1918.


Arthur Bluethenthal, born 1891, would be as old as his familys beach cottage had he lived to the age of 118. He was a native of Wilmington, a star football player and football coach at Princeton in 1912. In 1916, he joined the American Ambulance Field Service and the Lafayette Flying Corps, Escadrille 227, as a bomber pilot, along with other Americans, in service for France in March 1918. When America entered the war, arrangements were made for Bluethenthal to serve with United States Naval Aviation. But he was the first North Carolinian killed in action in World War I, on June 5, 1918, near Maignelay, France, 50 miles north of Paris. His body was brought home in 1921 and reinterred in Oakdale Cemetery. On Memorial Day, May 30, 1928, the Wilmington airport was named Bluethenthal Field in his honor.
Son of Leopold and Johanna Bluethenthal. Killed in combat near Maignelay.

This is a cenotaph.