Rockwell, Lewis Cassidy, 2nd Lt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0770-Airplane Pilot
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1912-1912, Aeronautical Division, Signal Corps
Service Years
1907 - 1912
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1885
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Glendale/Cincinnati, Ohio
Last Address
U. S. Army Aviation Field, College Park, Maryland

Date of Passing
Sep 28, 1912
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 3, Site 2326

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  2014, In the Line of Duty


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Last Known Activity
He was one of the earliest military aviators. On Sep 28, 1912, he and Corp. Frank Scott* were killed in the crash of a Wright Model B at the Signal Corps Aviation School at College Park, MD. On Jul 20, 1917, the Signal Corps Aviation School**, Coronado, CA was named Rockwell Field in his honor.

*Corp. Scott was the namesake for Scott AFB, IL.
**It had moved from MD to CA Nov-Dec 1912.
   
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 Unit Assignments
Aeronautical Division, Signal Corps
  1912-1912, Aeronautical Division, Signal Corps
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1903-1907, United States Military Academy
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