Near Rustburg in Campbell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Col. Vincent W. “Squeek” Burnett
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-318.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rustburg VA 24588, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Site of Campbell County Training-High School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Campbell County Training School (approx. 2.9 miles away); Old Rustburg (approx. 3.4 miles away); Campbell County War Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Oxford Furnace (approx. 4.9 miles away); Concord Depot (approx. 5.3 miles away); Appomattox County / Campbell County (approx. 5.3 miles away); Mount Athos (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rustburg.
Also see . . . Vincent 'Squeak' Burnett: Daredevil Acrobat Goes to War. 2006 article by David Fortuna originally published in Aviation History magazine. “Suddenly, Burnett’s engine quit. He coolly began a slow climb. At 75 feet, he rolled the plane upright and began gliding toward the field, preparing for an emergency landing. But at that point the engine caught, then started running smoothly once more. Burnett quickly rounded the field and landed at the Chattanooga (Submitted on April 6, 2013.)
Additional keywords. Col. Vincent W. “Squeak” Burnett
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 147 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 6, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.