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First Name: Frank

Last Name: Patterson

Birthplace: Dayton, OH, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Service, U.S. Army (1918 - 1926)

Middle Name: Stuart

Date of Birth: 1896

Date of Death: 19 June 1918

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served:
Frank Stuart Patterson


Frank Stuart Patterson
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Service

Frank Stuart Patterson was born in 1896 in Dayton, OH. He was the son and nephew of the co-founders of National Cash Register.

Patterson was a Test Pilot with the U.S. Army Air Service who was killed in 1918 during a flight test of a new mechanism for synchronizing machine gun and propeller. A tie rod broke during a dive from 15,000 feet that caused the wings to separate from his Airco DH.4.


On 6 July 1931, Patterson's name was added to the field that is now known as Wright-Patterson Air Force Base located near Dayton, OH.

Death and Burial

First Lieutenant Frank Stuart Patterson died on 19 June 1918 as a result of a plane crash. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum in Dayton, OH.

Honoree ID: 2945   Created by: MHOH




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