Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Photo courtesy of J. N. Parmalee
The name of Harold H. Brown is found on the plaque pictured above among the 119 names of pioneer flyers who trained at the Wright Brothers field at Huffman Prairie. To visit the page which lists all of the flyers, and which displays several photographs of the memorial, just click on:
Harold Haskell Brown
born nov 4,1872 boston
learned to fly augusta,ga and dayton,oh 1911
us fai cert #58
in who who in aviation 1942 pg 60
great site,thanks wayne at firstname.lastname@example.org
ps what is the status of the eb society and their archives?
Editor's Note: My thanks to Wayne for these tidbits of information.
According to my information, the Early Birds was planned as a "Last Man Out" organization. Although there had been an "Associate Members" group, after the death of the "last man", George D. Grundy Jr., in May 19, 1998, the society ceased to function with any regularity. However, I am told that a contract has been let to a man in Washington, D.C. to write the definitive book on the Early Birds. He has access to the materials in the Smithsonian Institute. Unfortunately, the collections of many of the Early Birds are scattered all over the country, many in official repositories, others in the hands of relatives or collectors.
From The Early Birds of Aviation
Roster of Members
January 1, 1993
If you have any information on this Early Bird,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper