Kiffin Yates Rockwell

Kiffin Yates Rockwell (HMIS5)

Location: Newport, TN 37821 Cocke County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 58.017', W 83° 11.302'

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Born in a house 500 yards south, he attended W & L University and V.M.I. Enlisted in the French Foreign Legion, August, 1914: incapacitated for infantry service by wounds, May 1915. Transferring to the French Air Force, he helped found the Escadrille Lafayette. The first American aviator to down an enemy plane, May 18, 1916. Killed in aerial combat over Alsace, Sept. 23, 1916. He is buried in France.
HM NumberHMIS5
Marker Number1C20
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 302670 N 3982496
Decimal Degrees35.96695000, -83.18836667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 58.017', W 83° 11.302'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 58' 1.02" N, 83° 11' 18.12" W
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Area Code(s)423, 865
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 221-227 E Broadway St, Newport TN 37821, US
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