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 Elmer Fowler Stone

Elmer Fowler Stone

Birth
Livonia, Livingston County, New York, USA
Death 20 May 1936 (aged 49)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 4 lot 3205-A Map grid Y-10
Memorial ID 9137 · View Source
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Pioneer Naval Aviator. Born in Livingstone, New York, in 1910, he entered the US Coast Guard Revenue Cutter Service's School and was commissioned as a 3rd Lieutenant in June 1913. Assigned to aviation training at Pensacola, Florida and was appointed Naval Aviator in April 1916. After serving in coastal convoy passages during World War I, he was promoted Lieutenant and stationed at the Naval Air Station at Rockaway, New York. On May 27, 1919, with pilot A.C. Read, he was the co-Pilot of N-C4 Curtiss flying boat which made the first successful trans-Atlantic flight from Rockaway, New York and landed in Lisbon, Portugal. He was awarded a Navy Cross for making the flight and received a written commendation from then-Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt. Appointed as Coast Guard Aviator No. 1, he was assigned to duty with the Navy Department's Bureau of Aeronautics and served as a test pilot. In 1926, he returned to the Coast Guard service, commanded a Coast Guard Destroyer until 1931 and was commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Cape May, New Jersey in 1932. Promoted Commander on May 1, 1935, he reported as the commanding officer to the Air Patrol Detachment at San Diego, California. He died the following year from a heart attack while inspecting a new patrol plane. In 1983, he was inducted into the United States Naval Aviation Hall of Honor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Inscription

Commander, U.S. Coast Guard
Coast Guard Aviator No 1
Pilot of NC-4 on the first successful
Trans-Atlantic flight in May 1919
Navy Cross British Royal AirForce Cross
Congressional Gold Medal
Portuguese Order of the Tower and Sword


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9137
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elmer Fowler Stone (22 Jan 1887–20 May 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9137, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .