Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Hangar No. 1
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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. FIRE! (a few steps from this marker); A Bit to Eat (a few steps from this marker); Bath and Locker House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Typical Day (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Control Tower (about 300 feet away); The Tuskegee Airmen's Plaza (approx. 2.5 miles away); Butler Chapel AME Zion Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Booker T. Washington (approx. 2.9 miles away). 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 Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • African Americans • Air & Space • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 108 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. 7, 8. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 9. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.