Colonel Elmer D. Perrin
Named in honor of the Late Lieutenant Colonel Elmer D. Perrin, a native of Boerne, Texas,
Perrin Field was dedicated with fitting ceremonies February 23, 1942
Born in Boerne, April 7, 1896, Colonel Perrin enlisted the United States Army as a
private during World War I and served in the 165th Depot Brigade, later transferring to
the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps.
Commissioned as a second lieutenant July 5, 1918, Colonel Perrin spent the remainder of
his life in the interests of aviation.
Rated as a command pilot and combat observer, Colonel Perrin was sent to
Baltimore, Maryland, in October, 1939, for duty as assistant district supervisor for the
Eastern Air Corps Procurement district, as well as Air Corps representative at the Glenn
L. Martin Company. he died when as airplane crashed and burned during as acceptance test
for a bomber June 21, 1941 near Baltimore.
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