Fighter pilot’s statue planned for airport

A World War I fighter pilot whose children lived in Johnson County is getting a statue in his memory at Indianapolis International Airport.

Col. Harvey Weir Cook was a Hancock County native who shot down seven enemy aircraft during the first world war and died while flying in World War II.

The statue of Cook will be placed in the upper level of the Weir Cook Memorial Terminal at the Indianapolis airport, facing the entrance of the terminal. The bronze statue will be 7 feet tall and stand on an engraved pedestal made from Indiana limestone, according to a news release. Indiana artist Bill Wolfe will make the piece.

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