Roll of Honor
John Purroy Mitchel
- School: Columbia College
- Class Year: 1899
- War: World War I
- Date of Death: July 7, 1918
Major John Purroy Mitchel, U.S. Army, who prior to his military service had been the Mayor of New York City, died at Gerstner Field, Louisiana, July 7, 1918, in an airplane accident.
At the 1917 Commencement, Mitchel on right. To his left is V.K. Wellington Koo, later a diplomat for Nationalist China and a signer of the U.N. charter.
John Purroy Mitchel memorial at Columbia
Unveiling of the John Purroy Mitchel memorial at Columbia