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1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O誰eill

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
1. 1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O誰eill Marker
Inscription.
Commemorative Air Force
Arizona Military Aviation
Walk of Honor
Proudly Recognizes
1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O誰eill
1896 — 1980
Hailing from Nogales AZ, Ralph O誰eill served in the U.S. Army Air Service with the 147th Aero Squadron during World War I. Flying Nieuport 28 & SPAD 13 fighters, he was the unit痴 most durable pilot, amassing 103 combat patrols between 1 June and 6 November 1918. Finishing the conflict with 6 confirmed aerial victories, O誰eill was thrice awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for gallantryand the Croix de Guerre with Palm. After the war he continued his military aviation career, organizing and training a modern Mexican Air Force. In 1929 O誰eill founded the New York, Rio & Buenos Aires Line, a transcontinental passenger & mail air service. 2014
 
Erected 2014.
 
Location. 33° 27.154′ N, 111° 44.122′ W. Marker is in Mesa, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Greenfield Road and E. McKellips Road, on the right when traveling north on N. Greenfield Road. Touch for map. Located at the Commemorative Air Force Museum at Falcon Field Airport. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa AZ 85215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O誰eill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
2. 1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O誰eill Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.) (here, next to this marker); Major Gen Carl G. Schneider, USAF (Ret) (here, next to this marker); Barrett Tillman (here, next to this marker); MGen Barry Morris Goldwater, USAFR (here, next to this marker); Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF) (here, next to this marker); Rear Admiral Hugh Dennis Wisely (USN, ret) (here, next to this marker); General Seth Jefferson McKee, USAF (Ret.) (here, next to this marker); Dr. S. Harry Robertson III (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Commemorative Air Force Museum. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Ralph Ambrose O'Neill on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World I
 
Markers at the Commemorative Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
3. Markers at the Commemorative Air Force Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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