Capt. Andrew Maples Jr., Tuskegee Airman

Capt. Andrew Maples Jr., Tuskegee Airman (HM1Z78)

Location: Orange, VA 22960 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 14.598', W 78° 6.737'

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Andrew Maples grew up in Orange and completed the Civilian Pilot Training Program at Hampton Institute in 1941. He graduated from the Advanced Flying School at the Tuskegee Army Air Field on 14 Jan. 1943, was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, and deployed to Italy with the 301st Fighter Squadron. On 26 June 1944, Maples's plane went down over the Adriatic Sea during a bomber escort mission. While officially missing in action, he was promoted to captain and awarded the Air Medal. The Army declared him dead in June 1945 and posthumously awarded him the Purple Heart. His name appears on the Tablets of the Missing at the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial in Italy.
HM NumberHM1Z78
Year Placed2017
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 12:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 752719 N 4236754
Decimal Degrees38.24330000, -78.11228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 14.598', W 78° 6.737'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 14' 35.88" N, 78° 6' 44.22" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 S Madison Rd, Orange VA 22960, US
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