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

Moton Field Expands

 
 
Moton Field Expands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
1. Moton Field Expands Marker
Inscription.  This is the site of Hangar No. 2, completed in early 1944 in response to the tremendous increase in the number of cadets training at Moton Field. The building, nearly identical to Hangar No. 1, contained classrooms, a briefing room, a medical office, and space for drying and repacking parachutes. It burned to the ground in 1989. The National Park Service plans to reconstruct Hangar No. 2 as a museum dedicated to the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.

{Photo caption}
Aviation cadets learn triangulation in a Hangar
No. 2. classroom. Triangulation is one of the
basic principles of air navigation, used to
determine location.

 
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAir & SpaceWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1944.
 
Location. 32° 27.425′ N, 85° 40.781′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama, in Macon County. Located at Tuskegee Airmen National
Moton Field Expands - Hangar #2 is rebuilt. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
2. Moton Field Expands - Hangar #2 is rebuilt.
Hangar 2 burned down in 1989 and what stands today is a reconstruction of the original building.
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Historic Site Hanger # 2. 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. Bath and Locker House (a few steps from this marker); It Was Called "Dope" (a few steps from this marker); Fire Suppression Pond (within shouting distance of this marker); Oil Storage Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Warehouse/Vehicle Storage (within shouting distance of this marker); Waiting for the Bus (within shouting distance of this marker); A Typical Day (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bit to Eat (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
 
Wide area view of Hangar #2 in distance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
3. Wide area view of Hangar #2 in distance.
The air control tower at the back of the building was saved and still stands today. Visitors can walk up four flights of stairs to the top for a view of the air field.
 
 
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 228 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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