Benbrook: Vernon Castle Memorial

Benbrook Field – an important Army aviation training center – was located here during the First World War. It was later bulldozed.

This is the site where the international dance star and war hero, Vernon Castle, plummeted to his death in a tragic aviation accident in 1918.

Nearly 50 years after his death, just off the avenue that bears his name, a monument was built to remember him.

Vernon Castle Memorial