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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 33.23′ N, 84° 40.437′ W. Marker is in Stanford, Kentucky, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Danville Road (Kentucky Route 150), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanford KY 40484, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Also see . . . Richard C. Saufley. (Submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World I •
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