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Love Field Airman Memorial

 
 
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By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
1. Love Field Airman Memorial
Plate at bottom of front side of memorial
Inscription.

Love — Field
Named in honor of
Moss Lee Love
First Lieutenant
United States Cavalry
Virginia
1879          1913

2nd Lieut. Arthur Anthony Sego, Jr.
A.S.A., R.M.A.
Born 1894 — Died 1918

2nd Lieut. John Maxwell Widenham
A.S.A., R.M.A.
Born 1889 — Died 1918

2nd Lieut. James L. McKeever
A.S.A., R.M.A.
Died 1918

Rex. Everett Field
1st Lieut. A.S.
Born 1887 — Died 1920

2nd Lieut. Charles James Hyde
A.S.A., R.M.A.
Born 1893 — Died 1918

Cadet
James Forester Dick
Born 1895 — Died 1918

Cadet
Ralph E. Stall
Born 1881 — Died 1918

Cadet
John Wn. Albert Isinger
Died 1918

Cadet
Victor L. Dennis
Died 1918

2nd Lieut. Parker Bruce
A.S.A., R.M.A.
Born 1894 — Died 1918

2nd Lieut. Robinson E. Bidwell
A.S.A., R.M.A.
Born 1897 — Died 1918

2nd Lieut. Ralph Phelps Collier
A.S.A., R.M.A.
Born 1894 — Died 1918
 
Erected 1922.
 
Location. 32° 50.483′ N, 96° 50.758′ W. Marker is in
Love Field Airman Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
2. Love Field Airman Memorial
Name plates on front side of memorial
Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Herb Kelleher Way and Aviation Place, on the right when traveling north on Herb Kelleher Way. Click for map. Marker is located at the Danny L. Bruce Flag Plaza at Dallas Love Field Airport. Marker is in this post office area: Dallas TX 75235, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Love Field (a few steps from this marker); Oath of Office of President Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Texas’ First Airmail and Passenger Service (a few steps from this marker); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Colonel C.C. Slaughter (approx. 4 miles away); Mickey Charles Mantle (approx. 4.2 miles away); St. Paul United Methodist Church (approx. 4.5 miles away); Moorland YMCA Building (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dallas.
 
Also see . . .  Love Field History. A history of First Lieutenant Moss Lee Love and the naming of Love Field in his honor. (Submitted on September 12, 2016.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Memorial History
On May 30, 1922 a small granite monument was dedicated at the entrance to Love Field as a memorial to “the twelve officers and cadets of the Army Air Service who made their last flight at that field.”
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By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
3. Love Field Airman Memorial
Name plates on right side of memorial
Hundreds of people attended the dedication to pay their silent respects to the departed flyers.

The memorial was the idea of Lieutenant Marion G. Putman and his personal contribution to the memory of these men, many of them friends of Lt. Putman. The memorial was erected because Love Field was to be abandoned and it was believed it could lose its identity as an airfield along with the memory of the fallen airmen. The individual bronze name plates of the fallen airmen on the memorial formerly hung in the Officer’s Club at the field.

(Source: Aviation, Volume XIII, No. 3, July 22, 1922, p. 75)
    — Submitted September 12, 2016.

2. Memorial Abbreviations
The abbreviation A.S.A. was the United States Army’s World War I identification for “Air Service, Military Aeronautics”. R.M.A. is the World War I Air Service rating for “Reserve Military Aviator”.
    — Submitted September 12, 2016.

 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World I
 
Love Field Airman Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
4. Love Field Airman Memorial
Name plates on back side of memorial
Love Field Airman Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
5. Love Field Airman Memorial
Name plates on left side of memorial
Love Field Airman Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
6. Love Field Airman Memorial
Memorial at Center of Danny L. Bruce Flag Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
7. Memorial at Center of Danny L. Bruce Flag Plaza
View to north
Herb Kelleher Way leading to the Love Field terminals is on the left
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016.
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