Dedication of Albert Whitted Airport, St. Petersburg, Florida

The photograph above was taken at the dedication of the Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the late 1920s. The airport was named in honor of James Albert Whitted, a well-known and popular aviator in St. Petersburg and son of Thomas Austin Whitted and Julia Jeanettie Phillips of St. Petersburg. Albert Whitted died in an airplane crash on 19 August 1923 near what is now Ft. Walton Beach, east of Pensacola. The airport is nationally recognized as the birthplace of scheduled airline flight.

Left to right: Lieutenant Harold Foster Fick, USN, Frances [Brent] Fick [widow of Albert Whitted], Belle Brent [sister of Frances], Thomas Austin Whitted, Albert's father, Frances "Fanty" Whitted, Julia Jeanettie Phillips Whitted, Albert's mother, and Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Whitted. Fanty and Jean were the daughters of Albert Whitted and Frances Brent. More on Albert Whitted Albert Whitted Airport Preservation Society

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Albert Whitted
Death of Albert Whitted
The Phillips Family
Gravestone of Albert Whitted, Pensacola, Florida

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