Roy Martis Chappell

Roy Martis Chappell (HM1EQ8)

Location: Williamsburg, KY 40769 Whitley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 43.848', W 84° 9.882'

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A Williamsburg native and Ky. State Univ. student, he was a World War II Tuskegee Airman and B-25 navigator and bombardier. He participated in the 1945 "Freemen Mutiny" where 101 black officers fought inequality by entering a segregated officers' club. This induced Pres. Truman to end military segregation three years later.

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Helped coordinate Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles program to introduce flight and careers in aviation to children. A teacher and guidance counselor, he received awards for his work with youths. He died Sept 22, 2002, and is buried in Chicago. Presented by City of Williamsburg, Whitley Co. KYTC/Aviation, & Dr. Lucy Chappell via Ky. State Univ.
HM NumberHM1EQ8
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1702
Year Placed2005
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 753190 N 4068758
Decimal Degrees36.73080000, -84.16470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 43.848', W 84° 9.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 43' 50.88" N, 84° 9' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Briar Creek Park Rd, Williamsburg KY 40769, US
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