Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Primary flight training. The anticipation was like nothing I'd ever experienced in my life. All my boyhood dreams of flying...came together....My goal was to get in that place and learn how to fly it.
Dr. Robert F. Bowers, 2001
Security was important at Moton Field, which had a small guard force to screen access to the site and to police activities. With eligible men training for combat, women had opportunities to assist with the war effort. One of them, Carrie Campbell is shown here checking a vehicle as it enters the field.
This was a typical scene after 1943. Guards checked vehicles entering and leaving the field.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Air & Space • Notable Places • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 2001.
Location. 32° 27.465′ N, 85° 40.973′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker can be reached from Chief Anderson Drive. Located at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1616 Chappie James Avenue, Tuskegee AL 36083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. They Came to Tuskegee (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tuskegee Airmen (about 600 feet away); Prepared to Fight and Die (about 600 feet away); Ghost Structures (about 700 feet away); FIRE! (about 700 feet away); Hangar No. 1 (about 700 feet away); New Vistas (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Place Where We Learned to Fly (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.