Harold Forbes Maxson

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NameHarold Forbes Maxson
Serial Number
Highest Rank2nd Lieutenant
Service BranchArmy
War/ActionWorld War I
Date of Birth1/1/1896
Place of BirthLos Angeles, California
Colorado Home TownGolden
Date of Death8/16/1918
Place of DeathMineola Aviation Field, Long Island, New York
Place of BurialInglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California
CircumstancesAir Crash
BiographyBorn and grew up in Los Angeles. Came to Golden in 1913 to attend Colorado School of Mines and was a member of Kappa Sigma. Enlisted in the aviation section in fall 1917 with the 52nd Aero Squadron. Trained at aviation field at Berkeley, California and later transferred to Long Island. His airplane, a Curtis "H" machine, crashed during training exercises, also killing 2nd Lt. C.S. Gideon. Crash possibly due to wing damage.
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Added to Database4/24/2012
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