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Col Harvey Weir Cook
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- Cougar
 Added: Jun. 30, 2014
 

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Mar. 24, 2014
 

- Lazer
 Added: Jan. 1, 2014
 

- bob tarte
 Added: Dec. 3, 2013
 
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Jun. 30, 2013
 
Thanks so much for your service in both WWI & WWII. Glad to know that you are also a fellow Anderson High graduate. Our family also shares your contributions to early aviation and personal friendships with other noted aviators such as Jimmy Doolittle.
- Monte Ice
 Added: Jun. 2, 2013
 

- Lone Wolf
 Added: Jun. 30, 2012
 

- Lone Wolf
 Added: Jun. 30, 2012
 
Remembering you on your birthday, Sir.
- Dr. Don
 Added: Jun. 30, 2012
 

- Lance
 Added: Jun. 12, 2012
 
He had a continued affiliation with the Indiana National Guard serving as their air officer. He resigned his Army commission in 1928 to become vice president and general manager of the Curtis Flying Service of Indiana, located in at Stout Army Air Field in Indianapolis. Cook was a pioneer in bringing Indianapolis its first principal airport, Indianapolis Municipal Airport which opened in Indianapolis in 1931. Construction cost $724,000, and the airport terminal building was completed for $125,000. Later in Indianapolis, he was involved in the development of the first dive bombing sight for the United States Army. He fought for military recognition of the airplanes' potential and was part of the group of officers who "lost favor" with the Army during the court martial of General Billy Mitchell. Cook served for many years as director and vice president of the American Legion National Aeronautics Commission in Indianapolis and was later the first American Legion National Director of Aviation. After December 7, 1941, Cook achieved the rank of Colonel in the 38th Division of the Indiana Air Guard located in Indianapolis. Early in 1941, after intensely lobbying for an assignment to the front lines, Cook went back into the Army Air Corps service as a procurement officer and became the commander of air bases in New Caledonia. Cook died in New Caledonia on March 24, 1943, in an airplane crash while training young pilots for combat. Colonel Cook left his base piloting a Bell P-39 Airacobra in order to find and to bomb a reported submarine. While hunting for the submarine, Cook misjudged his altitude because of cloudy weather and struck the side of a mountain crashing to his death. He is buried at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Section O, Grave 440. In his honor, The Indianapolis Municipal Airport was renamed Weir Cook Municipal Airport and in 1944 a Liberty Ship was named H. Weir Cook. In 1976 Weir Cook Municipal Airport was again renamed Indianapolis International Airport but due to the outcry by veterans' groups, the newly-constructed terminal building of the airport was named after him on October 28, 2008.
- Greg Raike
 Added: Apr. 11, 2012
 
WWII Veteran~thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. Words are not adequate! REST IN PEACE
- Tom "Homer" W.
 Added: Feb. 24, 2012
 
Thanks for your service to your country in both World Wars brave pilot & ace of The War to End All Wars-WWI.
- Mike Lentz
 Added: Aug. 24, 2009
 

- Christy
 Added: Jan. 22, 2009
 
THANK YOU for your ultimate sacrifice.
- Ms Martie Martin
 Added: Aug. 20, 2011
 

- Sharon
 Added: Jun. 30, 2011
 
Birthday Blessings
- Thelma
 Added: Jun. 30, 2011
 

- Eric Lowman
 Added: Mar. 19, 2011
 

- karl anglin
 Added: Jul. 20, 2010
 

- lisa greenman
 Added: Mar. 25, 2010
 
Thank you!!!
- LaDene
 Added: Mar. 24, 2010
 
Attem boys, give 'er the gun!
- Tailskid
 Added: Sep. 18, 2009
 
Birthday Blessings
- Thelma
 Added: Jul. 1, 2009
 
~*~ Happy Birthday! ~*~
- Scut Farkus
 Added: Jun. 30, 2009
 

- Just Suzy
 Added: Jun. 30, 2009
 

- nevermore
 Added: Jun. 30, 2009
 

- purple-lady
 Added: Apr. 5, 2009
 

- Harley Dad
 Added: Apr. 4, 2009
 
As a fellow "Hoosier" thank you for making us proud. Thank you also for your service. Rest in Peace, Warrior...
- Harry C. Craft III
 Added: Feb. 11, 2009
 

- Christy
 Added: Jan. 22, 2009
 

- Harley Dad
 Added: Mar. 24, 2008
 
Thank you for your brave service and sacrifice. Rest in eternal peace and joy!
- P.L.M.
 Added: Mar. 24, 2008
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 19, 2008
 

- Leonard
 Added: Jun. 30, 2007
 

- Sal Mineo Fan
 Added: Jun. 30, 2007
 

- TD Miller
 Added: Jun. 30, 2007
 

- Cubbiegirl
 Added: Jun. 29, 2007
 

- Gary Holcomb, Sr.
 Added: Apr. 17, 2007
 

- Dawn
 Added: Apr. 17, 2007
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Mar. 24, 2007
 

- Andrena's Daughter
 Added: Mar. 24, 2007
 

- TD Miller
 Added: Mar. 24, 2007
 
Rest in Peace
- Orson
 Added: Mar. 24, 2007
 
Your portrait was hung today in the Indiana Statehouse with your Grandson by its side. What a proud day for you and your family. God Bless you and thank you for your service to your country.
- Buck Waddell
 Added: Feb. 12, 2007
 
Thank you for your service, your leadership your courage and your sacrifice. Rest in great peace and eternal happiness Lt. Col. Cook.
- W. R. L.
 Added: Dec. 7, 2006
 

- AMMNY
 Added: Oct. 18, 2006
 

- Natalia Danesi
 Added: Sep. 26, 2006
 
happy birthday harvey
- Tom Cummings
 Added: Jun. 30, 2006
 

- gaby hayes
 Added: Jun. 29, 2006
 
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: May. 2, 2006
 
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