Hudson Bay in Vancouver in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Howard C. French / Alexander Pearson
Howard C. French
Major Air Corps Reserve
1894 – 1938
Dedicated by his comrades of the 321st Observation Squadron
United States Army Air Corps Reserve
Lieutenant Air Corps
1895 – 1924
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
Location. 45° 37.455′ N, 122° 39.437′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. It is in Hudson Bay. Marker is on E. 5th Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is at the Pearson Air Museum Headquarters Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1115 E 5th St,, Vancouver WA 98661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 321st Observation Squadron (1923-1941) (a few steps from this marker); The Chkalov Transpolar Flight The Soviet Transpolar Flight of 1937 (a few steps from this marker); Carlton Foster Bond (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Aviation History in Vancouver (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearson Airfield (within shouting distance of this marker); First Japanese on the North American Continent (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Whose Anchor? (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
1. Alexander Pearson
Pearson Field, on which this marker is located, was named for Lt. Alexander Pearson, Jr. Pearson was raised in Eugene, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon. He was one of the most famous Army Air Service pilots of the 1920s, held several speed and distance records, and was the first pilot to fly into the Grand Canyon. He was killed on September 3, 1924, while testing a new aircraft in preparation for a race.
— Submitted July 8, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford,
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