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Lt. Col. Howard Baugh, Tuskegee Airman

 
 
Lt. Col. Howard Baugh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 23, 2019
1. Lt. Col. Howard Baugh Marker
Inscription.  Howard Baugh (1920-2008) was born and raised in Petersburg. He graduated from what is now Virginia State University in 1941, joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, and completed pilot training at Tuskegee Army Air Field in 1942. Deployed to Sicily with the 99th Fighter Squadron, Baugh flew 135 combat missions during World War II and was credited with 1.5 aerial victories. He later served as Director of Flying Training at Tuskegee. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Legion of Honor, and the Congressional Gold Medal. A 2006 Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame inductee, he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
 
Erected 2017 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number QA 39.)
 
Location. 37° 13.984′ N, 77° 24.307′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Old Street and North Sycamore Street (Virginia Route 36), on the right when traveling east on West Old Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Lt. Col. Howard Baugh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 23, 2019
2. Lt. Col. Howard Baugh Marker
this marker. Early English Exploration (within shouting distance of this marker); Petersburg Region (within shouting distance of this marker); Petersburg Museums (within shouting distance of this marker); African-Americans in Petersburg (within shouting distance of this marker); City Sights (within shouting distance of this marker); Pamplin Historical Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Revolutionary War in Petersburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Touring Old Towne (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Categories. African AmericansAir & SpaceWar, World II
 
Lt. Col. Howard Baugh Marker unvailing image. Click for full size.
By Howard Baugh Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, March 23, 2018
3. Lt. Col. Howard Baugh Marker unvailing
Lt. Col. Howard Baugh Tuskegee Airman, circa 1943 image. Click for full size.
4. Lt. Col. Howard Baugh Tuskegee Airman, circa 1943
Lt. Col. Howard Baugh, USAF image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross
5. Lt. Col. Howard Baugh, USAF
Lt. Col. Howard Baugh Statue image. Click for full size.
By Howard Baugh Chapter Tuskegee Airmen
6. Lt. Col. Howard Baugh Statue
Bronze statue of Lt. Col. Howard Baugh from left, brothers Richard, David and Howard Baugh stand with Lt. Col. Howard Baugh statue, located at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, located in Richmond, Va.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 22, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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