Sunday, November 25, 2007

Veterans want airport's old name back.....

Harvey Cook [WWII photo]Reading the USA Today I read that a group of veterans is lobbying to have Indianpolis International reinstate its former name: Indianapolis Weir Cook Airport.
Harvey Weir Cook, born in Hnadcock County, Ind., was a aviator in both world wars. Assigned to the 94th Pursuit Squadron in World War I, Cook was credited with 7 victories including 4 balloons and earned two Distinguished Service Crosses. During World War II, he was killed in New Caledonia while flying a Curtiss P-40 during battle in 1943. Indianapolis renamed its airport in the 1970s for marketing purposes. Good Luck........Veterans!

1 comment:

Anonymous said... July 18, 2008 the group will find out if name will be included in the title of the airport.