The Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County Airport honors original Tuskegee Airman Howard Baugh in its main terminal with a three-paneled mural for visitors and travelers to learn from. The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors Resolution recognizing him is also displayed, in which the Lt Col Howard L. Baugh Observation Deck of the airport is decreed in his honor.
Baugh, a native of Petersburg, VA, is a decorated fighter pilot of the famed Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. On January 27, 1944, Baugh was part of a formation of 16 fighter aircraft of the 99th involved in a mission over the Anzio beachhead in Italy, part of the Battle of Anzio. Upon spotting 15 German FW-190’s, the group took down 10 of the enemy planes. Baugh was credited 1.5 aerial victories for the effort, taking down one himself and another along with his wingman.
Read his full profile and learn more about this remarkable American hero, honored by his fellow Virginians and commemorated at the Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County Airport for generations to come.