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Howard C. French / Alexander Pearson

 
 
Howard C. French Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 16, 2008
1. Howard C. French Marker
Inscription. [Top marker]:
In loving memory of
Howard C. French
Major Air Corps Reserve
1894 – 1938
Dedicated by his comrades of the 321st Observation Squadron
United States Army Air Corps Reserve

[Bottom marker]:
In loving memory of
Alexander Pearson.
Lieutenant Air Corps
1895 – 1924
Presented by his comrades of the Engineering Division United States Army Air Corps.
 
Erected 1938.
 
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
Alexander Pearson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 16, 2008
2. Alexander Pearson Marker
marker); 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.
 
Additional comments.
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.

 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitary
 
Howard C. French / Alexander Pearson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 16, 2008
3. Howard C. French / Alexander Pearson Marker
Howard C. French / Alexander Pearson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 12, 2008
4. Howard C. French / Alexander Pearson Marker
"Sculptor's" marks.
A. H. Clark, 1938
Made by L. C. Blouhard, J. F. Mahaney
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,950 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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