Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
A Typical Day
Try to imagine how Moton Field looked and sounded when the cadets trained here. Compare the scene today to the photograph below, taken from your vantage point around 1944. As the pace of training accelerated during the war, Moton Field became a very busy place.
Between the two hangars, aircraft were refueled from one of six fuel tanks, which remain in the ground near where you are standing. Planes in need of maintenance taxied to the hangar. Everywhere, there were flight instructors, cadets, mechanics, and other personnel doing their jobs.
[Background photo caption reads] PT-17s taxi into Hangar No. 1 for maintenance. Notice the windsock over the hangar. It helped cadets determine which direction to come in for a landing.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 32° 27.457′ N, 85° 40.789′ 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. The Control Tower (a few steps from this marker); Moton Field Expands (within shouting Bath and Locker House (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); A Bit to Eat (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); It Was Called "Dope" (about 300 feet away); Warehouse/Vehicle Storage (about 300 feet 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 Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • African Americans • Air & Space • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.