The Colonel George S. "Spanky" Roberts, USAF, Memorial Bridge

The Colonel George S. "Spanky" Roberts, USAF, Memorial Bridge (HMR3S)

Location: Rivesville, WV 26588 Marion County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 28.952', W 80° 8.766'

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Named in honor of local American hero, "Spanky" Roberts (1918-84), graduate of Dunbar H.S. & WV State College, 1st African-American aviation cadet, Tuskegee, 1941. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant & pilot in 1942; flew over 100 missions in Africa, Europe & Middle East, commanded 99th Fighter Squadron, and 332nd Fighter Group in WWII. Decorated for meritorious service in WWII, Korea, & 25 year career.
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HM NumberHMR3S
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Year Placed1999
Placed ByWest Virginia Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 12:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 573436 N 4370674
Decimal Degrees39.48253333, -80.14610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.952', W 80° 8.766'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 57.12" N, 80° 8' 45.96" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 448-498 1st St, Rivesville WV 26588, US
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