Scott Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force in St. Clair County, Illinois, near Belleville. Scott Field was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the United States entered World War I in April 1917.
Scott Air Force Base is named after Corporal Frank S. Scott, the first enlisted person to be killed in an aviation crash.
Frank Scott enlisted in the Field Artillery at the age of 24. An illness in July 1911 led to his reassignment to the Signal Corps Aviation School at College Park, Md., where he served as a mechanic for one of the Wright Type-B biplanes. Interested in flying, Corporal Scott asked Lieutenant Lewis Rockwell to take him along on a flight.
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|Airport Address:||Scott AFB, IL 62225, United States|