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Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Willa Brown Chappell

(1906 - 1992)

 
 
Willa Brown Chappell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
1. Willa Brown Chappell Marker
Front Side
Inscription.
(Front Side)
This Glasgow native was the first African American woman to earn a pilotís license in the U.S., 1937. That year, she also earned masters degree from Northwestern Univ. She was first African American officer in Civil Air Patrol (1941) & first American woman to hold both a mechanicís license & commercial pilotís license (1943).
Over.

(Back Side)
Co-founder of National Airmenís Association of America, which worked to get African Americans into U.S. Air Force. In 1940, she co-founded the Coffey School of Aeronautics which trained black pilots. Some of these pilots became part of the Tuskegee Airmen. She was influential in the integration of the U.S. military in 1948.
Presented by the Glasgow B&PW Club

 
Erected 2013 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2398.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 59.731′ N, 85° 54.788′ W. Marker is in Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is at the intersection of Race Street and Washington Street, on the left when traveling south on Race Street. Touch for map
Willa Brown Chappell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
2. Willa Brown Chappell Marker
Back Side
. Marker is located at the west corner of the grounds of the Barren County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Courthouse Square, Glasgow KY 42141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nettie B.C. Depp (here, next to this marker); Confederate Congressional Medal of Honour / Barren County CSA Medalists (within shouting distance of this marker); Luska Joseph Twyman (within shouting distance of this marker); Christmas Mishap (within shouting distance of this marker); Barren County World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Billy Vaughn (within shouting distance of this marker); Barren County Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters Troop, 123rd Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glasgow.
 
Also see . . .  Willa Brown - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 3, 2015.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAir & SpaceCivil Rights
 
Willa Brown Chappell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
3. Willa Brown Chappell Marker
Nettie B.C. Depp and Willa Brown Chappell Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
4. Nettie B.C. Depp and Willa Brown Chappell Markers
Chappell marker is on the right
Nettie B.C. Depp and Willa Brown Chappell Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
5. Nettie B.C. Depp and Willa Brown Chappell Markers
Chappell marker is marker on left
Back Sides of Nettie B.C. Depp and Willa Brown Chappell Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
6. Back Sides of Nettie B.C. Depp and Willa Brown Chappell Markers
Chappell marker is on the left
Markers on Northwest Side of Courthouse Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
7. Markers on Northwest Side of Courthouse Grounds
View to northeast from intersection of S. Race St and Washington St
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 3, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   7. submitted on September 1, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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