Lt. Richard Caswell Saufley / Birthplace of Naval Aviation Pioneer
Lt. Richard Caswell Saufley
This aviation pioneer was awarded two Aviation Medals of Merit by the Aero Club of America: one for efficient air service in an expedition, 1914, and another for breaking the world's altitude record twice in succession, 1915. U.S. Navy Saufley Field in Pensacola, Florida, and World War II destroyer named for him.
Birthplace of Naval Aviation Pioneer
Lt. Richard Caswell Saufley's Naval flights were the first official demonstrations in U.S. using aeroplanes for scouting purposes. This innovation revolutionized warfare. Born in Stanford, 1885, he attended school there and at Centre College. Graduated from U.S. Naval Academy, 1908. Killed while making endurance flight in Florida, 1916.
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1564.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bright's Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alcorn Homestead / Sophia K. Alcorn (approx. 1˝ miles away); Logan's Station (approx. 1.7 miles away); History Written in Departures & Arrivals (approx. 1.7 miles away); Baughman Mill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Stanford Female College (approx. 1.8 miles away); Earliest Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kentucky's Oldest Main Street (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanford.
Also see . . . Richard C. Saufley. (Submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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