Near Myers Flat in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Colonel Raynal C. Bolling
to the memory of
Col. Raynal C. Bolling S.C. U.S.A.
Lawyer Patriot Soldier
Born 1 Sept. 1877 at Hot Springs Arkansas
Killed in action during the German offensive
near Amiens France 26 March 1918
The first American officer of high rank
to fall in the World War
Location. 40° 16.732′ N, 123° 51.17′ W. Marker is near Myers Flat, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue of the Giants and Elk Creek Road, on the right when traveling north on Avenue of the Giants. Touch for map. The marker is located in Bolling Grove in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, on the Avenue of the Giants, between Miranda and Myers. Bolling Grove is in the very southernmost portion of the park. Marker is in this post office area: Myers Flat CA 95554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Shrine Tree (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Giant Redwood Tree (approx. 3.4 miles away); Humboldt Redwoods State Park (approx. 14.7 miles away); Sam Helwer (approx. 15.2 miles away).
Regarding Colonel Raynal C. Bolling. Bolling Air Force Base (now Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling)
Also see . . .
1. New York Times Article on Bolling's Death (March 27, 1918). Colonel Raynal C. Bolling, former general counsel for the United States Steel Corporation, who as a junior officer of the National Guard organized the first National Guard aero unit in this country in 1915, and who for years has been one of the most prominent advocates of aerial preparedness in America, was named in the list of casualties... (Submitted on October 20, 2011.)
2. First Aero Company's biography of Colonel Bolling. (Submitted on October 20, 2011.)
Categories. • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.