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Training the Tuskegee Airmen

 
 
Training the Tuskegee Airmen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2011
1. Training the Tuskegee Airmen Marker
Inscription. (Front text)
Graduates of the Tuskegee Army Flying School, who belonged to the first African-American units in the U.S. Army Air Corps, took further combat flight training at Walterboro Army Air Field from May 1944 to October 1945. Many of the first “Tuskegee Airmen” had already won distinction and fame in missions over North Africa, Sicily, and Italy in 1943-44, and several of them were assigned here as combat flight instructors.
(Reverse text)
Trainees here flew the P-39, P-47, and P-40 fighter planes and the B-25 bomber. The officers’ quarters and enlisted men’s barracks stood just east and just west of this spot, respectively. Segregation on American military posts, in place until 1948, was made worse by the fact that German POWs held here could use “White” facilities but the “Colored” officers and men of the U.S. Army Air Corps could not.
 
Erected 2011 by The Hiram E. Mann Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (Marker Number 15-21.)
 
Location. 32° 56.376′ N, 80° 38.162′ W. Marker is in Walterboro, South Carolina, in Colleton County. Marker is on Mighty Cougar Drive. Click for map. Located near the Colleton County High School eastside Student
Training the Tuskegee Airmen Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2011
2. Training the Tuskegee Airmen Marker, reverse side
Parking Lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1447 Mighty Cougar Drive, Walterboro SC 29488, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prisoner Of War Camp and Camouflage School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Walterboro Army Air Field (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Tuskegee Airman of World War II (approx. 1.6 miles away); Walterboro Army Airfield (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Tuskegee Airmen (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Beacon (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Walterboro Army Airfield (approx. 1.6 miles away); Anderson Field / Walterboro Army Air Field (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Walterboro.
 
Also see . . .
1. US Air Force- Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airman were an elite group of African-American pilots in the 1940s. They were pioneers in equality and integration of the Armed Forces. (Submitted on June 14, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (Submitted on June 14, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, World II
 
Training the Tuskegee Airmen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2011
3. Training the Tuskegee Airmen Marker
Training the Tuskegee Airmen Marker, as seen near Mighty Cougar Drive image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2011
4. Training the Tuskegee Airmen Marker, as seen near Mighty Cougar Drive
next to the Colleton County High School eastside Student Parking Lot
Tuskegee Airmen Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 13, 2009
5. Tuskegee Airmen Memorial
* See Nearby Markers for more information about Tuskegee Airmen
Tuskegee Airmen Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 13, 2009
6. Tuskegee Airmen Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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