KIRO Newsradio historian Feliks Banel delivers his All Over The Map feature Friday mornings on Seattle's Morning News

All Over The Map

 Pasco-born Hawthorne C. Gray was a pioneering military balloonist for three ascents in 1927; Gray Field at Fort Lewis was named for him in 1938. (Courtesy National Air & Space Museum) Detail from USGS topographic map from 1966 shows location of Gray Field at Fort Lewis; McChord Field is to the northeast. (USGS Archives)
Detail from US government aeronautical sectional chart for 'Seattle' from 1977 shows location of Gray Field at Fort Lewis. (Courtesy Feliks Banel)
Gray Field namesake’s ‘oxygen ran out before his courage’