Geiger, Harold E., Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0273-Airplane Pilot
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Service Years
1908 - 1927
Major

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1884
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
East Orange, New Jersey
Last Address
Aberdeen, Maryland

Casualty Date
May 17, 1927
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Pennsylvania
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 4 Grave 3181

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Last Known Activity
Maj. Geiger was one of the first 25 rated USAS Military Aviators, was an original member of the Caterpillar Club, was the commander of early aviation of the US Army Signal Corps in Hawaii, and Geiger Field in Spokane, WA was named after him.  
He was a 1908 graduate of the US Military Academy. He served in the Aeronautical Division and the Aviation of the US Army Signal Corps, the US Army Air Service, and finally the US Army Air Corps. He died on May 17, 1927 in the accidental crash of an Airco DH.4 at Olmsted Field, PA. He jumped out just as it hit the ground but he was unable to escape the flames. He is buried near William Dodd Geiger, Major, United States Army Air Forces.

 
   
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Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Geiger

https://aviation.hawaii.gov/aviation-pioneers/lt-harold-geiger/

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10966363/harold-e_-geiger

http://www.earlyaviators.com/egeiger.htm

https://www.ancestry.com

Geiger Field: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spokane_International_Airport
https://www.mcchordairmuseum.org/REV%20B%20OUR%20HISTORY%20%20GEIGER%20AFB.htm

http://www.americanairmuseum.com/place/126716
   
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