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Navy CaptainHarley H. HallF-4 Phantom
Listed P.O.W. 1-27-73
The last pilot shot down in Vietnam just 10 hours before final cease fire was signed.
Native ofVancouver, Washington
When the U.S. Army arrived at Fort Vancouver in May of 1849, they quickly built nine log cabins for shelter against the upcoming winter. Shown here is the 1850 plan of the two-story post commander's quarters. It is the only remaining structure bui…
On May 13, 1849, from the deck of the USS Massachusetts, the first U.S. Army troops in the Pacific Northwest spotted the Hudson's Bay Company's Fort Vancouver. "Mr. Douglas, the resident Governor received us very politely and Major Hatheway [U.S. …
CO Pearson Field1929 - 1933 & 1938 - 1940
Honoring Aviation Pioneers
Even before the advent of a U.S. Army Air Service field at Vancouver Barracks in 1921 and the eventual dedication of "Pearson Field" in 1925, aviation had early hallmarks at Vancouver Barracks.
As part of the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exp…
General U.S. Grantwhen a young officer was stationed at Columbia Barracks, Vancouver, Washington.
One mile east from here he planted potatoes to reduce the expense of his officer's mess.
In October 1832, the Japanese cargo ship Hojun Maru set sail from near Nagoya bound for Edo (present day Tokyo). Disabled in a storm off Enshu Nada, the Hojun Maru drifted for fourteen months before running aground on the coast near Cape Flattery,…
In Recognition of the People Who Have Inhabited this Region for Thousands of Years.Ilchee Moon GirlHistory says she was born along the Columbia River about 1800, daughter of Chinook Chief Concomley and, later, wife of Chief Casinos leader in Vanco…
The history of Pearson Field goes back almost to the origins of mechanized flight itself. The landing site of Lincoln Beachey's groundbreaking flight across the Columbia River from Portland to Vancouver, during the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition, m…
Although the U.S. Army allowed civilian aircraft to land at Vancouver Barracks beginning in 1905, military aircraft began operating here in 1921, when the U.S. Army Air Service established a landing field for an aviation forest patrol. The patrol …