Jesse Easterwood

Lt. Jesse Easterwood, class of 1909, was among the first pilots to receive training as a naval aviator and see combat in Europe.

May 19, 1919: Jesse Easterwood, Texas A&M class of 1909, died in an airplane accident while flying over Panama.

Easterwood was a World War I pilot credited with taking down at least 16 known enemy planes. The Navy posthumously awarded the Navy Cross “for distinguished and heroic service as an aviator.” 

In 1940, A&M paid tribute to Easterwood, naming its airport after him.

May 19, 1887 — Samuel Charles Phelps Vosper was born. Vosper was the chief designer for the College Architect's Office. During his time with A&M in the 1920s and '30s, Vosper designed some of the signature buildings on campus, including the Administration Building and Cushing Library.

Vosper died on Feb. 10, 1958, in Pampa.

May 19, 1939 – According to The Battalion, Cadet Pat Rose, class of 1941, swallowed 17 frogs to win a bet.

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