November 11, 1941
National Guard pilot George Geyer Adams, who was killed when a propeller assembly exploded, was honored when the Little Rock (Pulaski County) municipal airport was named Adams Field. Adams was a member of the Observation Squadron of the Arkansas National Guard. The group is known for performing yeoman service during the Flood of 1927 in locating refugees, reporting levee breaks, and dropping medicine and supplies. They also carried the Batesville (Independence County) mail to Little Rock. Their aerial photographs documented conditions far better than land-based pictures. Afterward, the entire squadron received a peacetime citation from the secretary of war.