Arthur Frolich
Arthur Frolich
ca 1917-1918
     I found your site when searching for more information about Arthur Frolich. My gr-grandfather, William Hoffman, served in WWI (Camp Cody in Deming, New Mexico) and he had an album of photos from the time. He served as a driver during the war, but later became a pilot. He flew until his death in 1931. A lot of his photos were labeled and I found two for Arthur Frolich. I have to wonder if Arthur inspired my gr-grandfather to fly? It was interesting enough for me to look into and I got a hold of 'Tex' Frolich's obituary. I'm sending it to you along with the photos my gr-grandfather had of him.
Contributed by Shari Brown, 3-16-12

His birth name was Audley Theodore Frolich, which he legally changed to Arthur Theodore Frolich. He generally went by his initials, A. T., but his friends knew him as "Tex." I have no insight into the origin of "Tex."
Personal Communication from Gordon Frolich,
Arthur Frolich's nephew. 4-5-01

FROLICH--In this city, May 19, 1936, Arthur Throdore Frolich, devoted son of Theodore and Hattie Frolich, loving brother of Dr. Walter Frolich; native of San Francisco.
     Funeral service was held Thursday, May 21.
from San Francisco Chronicle, May 21, 1936
Contributed by Shari Brown, 3-16-2012
'Tex' Frolich,
War Ace, Dies

     A. T. "Tex" Frolich, World war ace and past commander of Floyd Bennett Aviation Post of the American Legion, died Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 44 years old.
     Death followed a week's confinement in the Mount Zion Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Frolich of 763 Ninth Avenue
     During the war he served in French, British and American air corps. He was decorated by all three governments and was credited with 18 air victories.
     As was his request, Frolich's ashes will be scattered over Golden Gate Park from a plane piloted by Major Frank A. Flynn Saturday afternoon at 2:10 o'clock
     Remains are at Gray's funeral parlors.
from San Francisco Chronicle, May 22, 1936
Contributed by Shari Brown, 3-16-2012

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