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Lt. Richard Caswell Saufley / Birthplace of Naval Aviation Pioneer

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
1. Lt. Richard Caswell Saufley Marker
Inscription.
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

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By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
2. Birthplace of Naval Aviation Pioneer Marker
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 or St. Asaph (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.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World I
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
5. Birthplace of Naval Aviation Pioneer Marker
Small plaque affixed to bottom right of marker reads: Actual birthplace of Lt. Saufley was 417 Danville St. Marker erected here in memory of brother. Henry Rowan Saufley Sr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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