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Sego, A. A., 1894-1918



  • Existence: August 7, 1894 - September 12, 1918

Biographical Information

A. A. (documented as either Anthony Arthur or Arthur Anthony) Sego was born to Mr. and Mrs. Meddie Sego, Sr. on August 7, 1894, in Kentland, Indiana. He was a 1917 graduate of Purdue University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. Sego enlisted in Aviation Service, May 1, 1917, in Chicago. He trained at the Aviation Ground School, Cornell University, New York. He transferred to Camp Dick, Texas then to Ellington Field, Texas. A. A. Sego was rated as Reserve Military Aviator at Door Field, Florida. He was Commissioned Second Lieutenant, August 7, 1918.

Sego was killed in an airplane accident September 12, 1918, at Love Field, Texas. He was buried with military honors in Kentland, Indiana. Sego's name appears on the Wall of Honor in the Purdue Memorial Union.


The Gold Star Honor Roll, 1914-1918 - Newton County Soldiers Who Died During World War I, The Newcomer, v. 9, no. 2, Spring and Summer, 2004.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Collection on A. A. Sego

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 30
Scope and Contents The Collection on A. A. Sego documents the life and career of Sego, a 1917 Purdue alumnus and test pilot. The collection includes Sego's 1917 leather bound Gala Week program, one photograph of Sego in his aviator helmet, and several photocopied articles pertaining to his life and career.
Dates: 1917 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1919