Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
My eyes were opened to new vistas. I mean, I just didn't imagine that I, as a black person at that time, would have this opportunity. George Abercrombie, 2001
From here you can see Moton Field
from nearly the same viewpoint
as this historic photograph, taken
about 1945. The hangar nearest you
built in 1941, was the first hangar
built at Moton Field. The farther
hangar with the control tower
followed in 1943 as part of the rapid
expansion of the flying program.
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker African Americans • Air & Space • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
Location. 32° 27.395′ N, 85° 40.84′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama, in Macon County. 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. The Place Where We Learned to Fly (here, next to this marker); Hangar No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bit to Eat (within shouting distance of this marker); Ghost Structures (within shouting distance of this marker); Oil Storage Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Waiting for the Bus (within shouting distance of this marker); FIRE! (within shouting distance of this marker); Bath and Locker House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 263 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.