World's First Black Combat Aviator historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
World's First Black Combat Aviator historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Muscogee County
African American air pilots--Georgia--Columbus
Bullard, Eugene Jacques, 1895-1961
Location:
United States, Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus, 32.46098, -84.98771
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Intersection of Talbotton Road and Midland Street, Columbus
Text of marker: "WORLD'S FIRST BLACK COMBAT AVIATOR. In World War I, Bullard earned the Croix de Guerre, France's highest military medal, as an Infantryman at the Battle of Verdun. He later flew some 20 missions as a French combat pilot. In the interwar years, he was a musician, club owner, and celebrity in Paris. He married a Parisian society woman with whom he raised two daughters. When Germany conquered France in 1940, Bullard came to New York where he worked in obscurity for the rest of his life. Erected by the Historic Columbus Foundation and Historic Chattahoochee Commission 2007"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_worlds-first-black-combat-aviator
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_worlds-first-black-combat-aviator
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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