Hickam Field named for air-power pioneer

Maj. Horace M. Hickam at Bolling Field air tournament with an SE-5 in background, May 1920. After his death, Hickam Field in Hawaii was named for him. In 1935, a board of officers met in Washington, D.C. and recommended that the new Army Air Corps station to be constructed in the Territory of Hawaii be named in honor of Lt. Col. Horace M. Hickam. This was a tribute to the West Pointer who began his career in the cavalry, then transferred to the Army Air Service and became a pioneer advocate of air power.

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