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Tuskegee Airmen

 
 
Tuskegee Airmen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, September 14, 2022
1. Tuskegee Airmen Marker
Inscription.  
These statues represent African-American pilots from the 332” fighter group that provided protection for allied bombers during missions over Nazi-controlled territory. At the beginning of WWI some were opposed to the idea of African-Americans becoming pilots. Eventually, the Army Air Corps began accepting pilot candidates from The Tuskegee Institute and other historically black colleges and universities. They proved themselves to be some of the best pilots during the war, losing tower bombers to enemy fire than any other allied fighter group.

These statues have been dedicated by Chauncey E. Spencer II and The National College Resources Foundation.
 
Erected by Chauncey E. Spencer II and The National College Resources Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAir & SpaceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Tuskegee Airmen series list.
 
Location. 33° 49.964′ N, 116° 30.285′ W. Marker is in Palm Springs
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, California, in Riverside County. Memorial can be reached from North Gene Autry Trail (California Route 111) north of Escena Way, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs CA 92262, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Anti-Aircraft Searchlight (a few steps from this marker); Palm Springs Air Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell Douglass F-18 Hornet (within shouting distance of this marker); Grumman A-6E Intruder (within shouting distance of this marker); M725 Ambulance (within shouting distance of this marker); Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig 17 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig 15 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Springs.
 
Tuskegee Airmen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, September 14, 2022
2. Tuskegee Airmen Marker
Tuskegee Airmen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, September 14, 2022
3. Tuskegee Airmen Marker
Marker can be seen between the third and fourth statue from left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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