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Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hangar No. 1

 
 
Hangar No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
1. Hangar No. 1 Marker
Inscription.

In Hangar No. 1 flying became real for the aviation cadet. The hangar housed the main activities of the airfield, including flight debriefings, flight record-keeping, aircraft maintenance, and military and civilian management. Several smaller rooms surrounding the original space were added as the program grew.

The door to your left originally led to the Machine Shop where metal parts for aircraft were repaired. Through those doors you will now find an orientation and information area, beyond which you can step back in time into the main hangar area.

[Background photo caption reads] Hangar No. 1 at night. Cadets did not learn night flight at Moton Field, but some of the PT-17s were stored in the hangar at night.
 
Erected by National Historic Site.
 
Location. 32° 27.425′ N, 85° 40.836′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama, in Macon County. Click for map. Marker is on the national historic site grounds at Moton Field, 1616 Chappie James Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Tuskegee AL 36083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. FIRE! (a few steps from this marker); A Bit to Eat (a few steps from this marker); Ghost Structures
Hangar No. 1 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
2. Hangar No. 1 and Marker
At the southwest corner of the hangar
(within shouting distance of this marker); Waiting for the Bus (within shouting distance of this marker); Oil Storage Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); New Vistas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Place Where We Learned to Fly (within shouting distance of this marker); Bath and Locker House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAir & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Hangar No. 1 (East Facade) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
3. Hangar No. 1 (East Facade)
Hangar No. 1 Interior Exhibits image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
4. Hangar No. 1 Interior Exhibits
PT-17 Stearman Inside Hangar No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
5. PT-17 Stearman Inside Hangar No. 1
Piper Cub Inside Hangar No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
6. Piper Cub Inside Hangar No. 1
The PT-17 Stearman image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2012
7. The PT-17 Stearman
Era parachutes on display Inside Hangar No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
8. Era parachutes on display Inside Hangar No. 1
Moton Field Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
9. Moton Field Entrance Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7, 8. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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