In 1937, Valparaiso Range was renamed Eglin Field in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Frederick I. Eglin, a member of the ACTS who had been killed in a plane crash. Also in 1937, Eglin became the designated sub-post of Maxwell Field.
Eglin Air Force Base
Name: Named in honor of Lt Col Frederick Irving Eglin (1891-1937). First rated as a military aviator in 1917, he helped train other flyers during World War I. On 1 January 1937, while assigned to General Headquarters, Air Force, Langley Field, Virginia, Colonel Eglin was killed in the crash of his Northrop A-17 pursuit aircraft on a flight from Langley to Maxwell Field, Alabama.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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