Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Tipton Army Airﬁeld
Fort George G. Meade
—United States Army —
COL Tipton served in both World Wars. During World War I COL Tipton was a pursuit pilot in the 17th Aero Squadron attached to the British Royal Air Force. He saw action in the Battle of the Somme where he was awarded the British Distinguished Flying Cross and the American purple Heart. He was captured by the Germans in August of 1918 and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner.
He also served in World War II where he rose to the rank of Colonel. COL Tipton died December 12, 1945 at Adena, Ohio, as a result of injuries received in an airplane accident.
In 1995, the operation and control of Tipton Army Airfield was given to Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
This plaque erected in 1996 by the Fort Meade Museum.
Erected 1996 by Fort Meade Museum.
Location. 39° 5.586′ N, 76° 45.364′ W. Marker is in Fort Meade, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of O'Brien Road and Simmonds Street, on the right when traveling south on O'Brien Road. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chapultepec Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Cav. Area" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cavalry Area (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War I Cantonment Area (was approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Dedicated to all American Ex-Prisoners of War (approx. ¾ mile away); The Battle of the Bulge (approx. 0.8 miles away); 29th Infantry Division, United States Army (approx. 0.8 miles away); Maj. Gen. Ralph H. Van Deman (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Meade.
Also see . . . Clayton Davis' webpage on Tipton Airport. (Submitted on June 5, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • Forts, Castles • Government • Military • Notable Persons • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,432 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 5, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.