The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia will serve as the new home of a life-size statue recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen. The statue, commissioned by the Howard Baugh Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., will be officially unveiled at The Black History Museum and Cultural Center on Saturday, November 10, at 4pm.
During WWII the Tuskegee Airmen registered one of the finest combat records in military aviation history and helped change our nation. Lt. Col. Howard L. Baugh of Petersburg, VA was a member of this elite group, amassing an impressive service record which included being one of only 72 of the 352 pilots deployed to shoot down enemy aircraft in combat. Of the 112 enemy aircraft shot down by the Tuskegee Airmen during WWII, he is credited with 1.5 of those Aerial Victories. Baugh received numerous commendations including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the USAF Commendation Medal. In 2004, he was one of only four Tuskegee Airmen awarded the French Legion of Honor Award by the French Government at a ceremony in Paris.
To register to attend this free event, visit http://blackhistorymuseum.org/event/tuskegee-airman-lt-col-howard-l-baugh-statue-unveiling/