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Chandler Field to be part of World War I Centennial Commemoration

Essington Pennsylvania's lost WW 1 airfield, Chandler Field to be part of the Official United States of America World War I Centennial Commemoration Programming. The Commission was established by the World War I Centennial Commission Act, part of Public Law 112-272 passed by the 112th Congress and signed by President Obama on January 16, 2013.

Historic WW1 Posters
Historic WW1 Posters
Library of Congress
According to Aerial Age Weekly dated 17 Nov 1917, "1st Lt. Murray Earle, Aviation Section, Signal Officers' Reserves Corps, is assigned to active duty and will proceed to Essington, Pa., and report to the commanding officer, Chandler Field, for duty."
According to Aerial Age Weekly dated 17 Nov 1917, "1st Lt. Murray Earle, Aviation Section, Signal Officers' Reserves Corps, is assigned to active duty and will proceed to Essington, Pa., and report to the commanding officer, Chandler Field, for duty."
The family of Murray Earle

Eugene Hough, Co Founder of Saving Hallowed Ground and representative of one of the thirteen partner groups of the commission, reported today that "any community in supporting the project would be given a direct link to the Chandler Field site and it's related WW1 program information" and "that the Centennial Project will be promoting and sponsoring"the Chandler Field events.

This is good news for the Friends of the 1799 Lazaretto Interpretive Museum who have been promoting Chandler Field built on the site of the 1799 Lazaretto ,through onsite living history programs and offsite talks, for the last four years.

Saving Hallowed Ground and Bugles Across America participated in a memorial program for Robert Baron, a US Army Aviation Air Cadet, who perished in a training accident while rescuing a fellow Air Cadet at Chandler Field.

The Friends of the 1799 Lazaretto Interpretive Museum in cooperation with the World War I Centennial Commission,Saving Hallowed Ground, Bugles Across America and the American Legion VFW will be presenting living history programs and offsite talks about Chandler Field and home front civilian activities in 2014, trough 2019, and beyond.