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.)
Location. 37° 18.372′ N, 79° 3.105′ W. Marker is near Rustburg, Virginia, in Campbell County. Marker is on Village Highway (Virginia Route 24), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. It is about half-way between Concord and Rustburg. Marker is in this post office area: Rustburg VA 24588, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of Old Rustburg (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); Lynchburg Defenses (approx. 6½ miles away); Chestnut Hill (approx. 6.9 miles away); Buffalo Lick Plantation (approx. 6.9 miles away).
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 airport — to a roar of approval from the crowd, which assumed that it was all part of his trademark ‘inverted ribbon’ act.” (Submitted on April 6, 2013.)
Additional keywords. Col. Vincent W. “Squeak” Burnett
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 6, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.