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Steubenville in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Tuskegee Airmen in WWII

 
 
Tuskegee Airmen in WWII Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 10, 2020
1. Tuskegee Airmen in WWII Marker
Inscription.  
Tuskegee Airmen
Brothers from Steubenville, Ohio Jerome & John "Ellis" Edwards
The Red Tails

Tuskegee Airmen in WWII
The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African American men and women, pilots and support personnel who fought with distinction during WWII. This was the first time African Americans were able to serve as airmen in combat. This mural is dedicated to the Edwards brothers and all Tuskegee Airmen who fought to defend our freedoms.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAir & SpaceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail, Alabama series list.
 
Location. 40° 21.728′ N, 80° 36.907′ W. Marker is in Steubenville, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Memorial is at the intersection of Washington Street (Ohio Route 43/822) and North Commercial Street, on the right when traveling west on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 421 Washington St, Steubenville OH 43952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Tuskegee Airmen in WWII Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 10, 2020
2. Tuskegee Airmen in WWII Marker
within walking distance of this marker. United States Post Office and Court House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 166-168 North 4th Street (about 400 feet away); 156-158 North 4th Street (about 400 feet away); 144 North 4th Street (about 400 feet away); 142 North 4th Street (about 500 feet away); Telegraph Office in the War Department in Washington D.C. during the U.S. Civil War (about 600 feet away); 114 North 4th Street (about 600 feet away); Guy W. Jacobs (1888 - 1973) / Steubenville Rotary Club (April 20, 1921) (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Steubenville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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