Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr.

Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. (HM1ELZ)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.248', W 79° 9.11'

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Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr., aviation pioneer and Civil Rights activist was born in Lynchburg on 5 Nov. 1906, the son of poet Anne Spencer. He moved to Chicago and by 1934 began pursuing his pilot's license. As a charter member of the National Airmen's Association of America, he and Dale L. White in 1939 made an aeronautical tour from Chicago to Washington, D.C., to lobby for the inclusion of African Americans in the Army Air Corps. This included meeting Senator Harry S. Truman. Spencer also worked for the U.S. Air Force and was a public servant in Michigan and California. He lived here from 1977 until his death on 21 Aug. 2002.
Marker NumberQ-6 23
Year Placed2004
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 663575 N 4141308
Decimal Degrees37.40413333, -79.15183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.248', W 79° 9.11'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 14.88" N, 79° 9' 6.60" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1306 Pierce St, Lynchburg VA 24501, US
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