In the Tyndall name there is honor among its legacy that is proceeded by a deep rooted sense of family.
Mary Tyndall Troff, daughter of Florida native and World War I pilot Lt. Frank B. Tyndall, 2nd Bombardment Group from Langley Field, Virginia, was only a child when she learned of her father’s military career. She recalled the moment she learned that an Airfield in the swamps of Florida would bear her family’s name.
Tyndall was credited with shooting down six German planes behind enemy lines in 1918. While inspecting Army fields near Mooresville, North Carolina on July 15, 1930, Tyndall's plane crashed, killing him instantly.