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
Location. 45° 37.455′ N, 122° 39.437′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. Marker is on E. 5th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the Pearson Air Museum Headquarters Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1115 E 5th St.,, Vancouver WA 98661, United States of America.
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 (a few steps from this marker); The Soviet Transpolar Flight of 1937 (a few steps from this marker); Carlton Foster Bond (within shouting distance of this Early Aviation History in Vancouver (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); U. S. Grant Memorial (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, Virginia.
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