Eugene Hoy Barksdale – Captain, United States Army Air Corps

Born September 5, 1887 and died August 11, 1926.

He served as a combat pilot during the First World War. After the war, he earned some acclaim in air racing competition and as a military test pilot.

He was killed when parachuting from a plane in an uncontrollable spin near what is now Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, is named in his honor. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 3, Grave 4834S.

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