Help us erect a Statue for this American Hero!

This undertaking will cost approximately $100,000 and rely solely on the charitable contributions of individuals and organizations that support this cause. We are at about 75% of the way to our goal and we hope to have this project completed by late 2016. Renowned Sculptor Antonio Tobias Mendez has been retained for this project and has already completed the bronze phase of the 2-foot maquette (see photos below). Be a part of history and make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE (Tax ID# 81-0637273) donation to the HBC-TAI Statue Fund. Your generosity will honor a "Hometown Hero" and forever commemorate the legendary "Red Tails ".

To Donate by CHECK or MONEY ORDER:

Payable to:   HBC-TAI Statue Fund

Mail to:        HBC-TAI

                     PO Box 482

                     Petersburg, VA 23803

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Howard Baugh Statue Fund


The state of Virginia has a rich tradition with regard to U.S. Military history. There are hundreds of statues, monuments and memorials throughout the state commemorating the many contributions of Virginians to the defense of our nation throughout its history. However, there are none that recognize or pay tribute to the legendary Tuskegee Airmen of WWII.

One of the primary tenets of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. organization is  “...honoring the accomplishments and perpetuating the history…” of the Tuskegee Airmen. Pursuant to this principle, the Howard Baugh Chapter has undertaken a project to erect an 8-foot statue of Petersburg native, decorated WWII Fighter Pilot, and Original Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Howard Baugh (1920-2008). This statue will be placed in the central Virginia area and forever serve to recognize and commemorate the WWII American heroes known as the "Tuskegee Airmen".

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The Howard Baugh Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.          P.O. Box 482        Petersburg, VA 23803 

Howard Baugh Chapter

Tuskegee Airmen, INC.