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

They Came to Tuskegee

 
 
They Came to Tuskegee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
1. They Came to Tuskegee Marker
Inscription. Young African American men came to Tuskegee from all over the nation to train as military pilots. They began with primary flight training here at Tuskegee Institute's Moton Field. Tuskegee Institute also had a smaller field, Kennedy Field, where some cadets received orientation flights in Piper J-3 "Cub" during preflight training. Cadets who successfully completed primary at Moton Field transferred to Tuskegee Army Air Field, seven miles from here, for basic and advanced flight training conducted by the Army Air Forces. Only Moton Field remains.

{Photo captions}
Top left: Map showing location of air fields
Top middle: Piper J-3 "Cubs" at Kennedy Field. Here Tuskegee Institute conducted
Civilian Pilot Training and, while Moton Field was under construction,
some military primary training.
Main photo: Cadets review flight procedures with their instructor at
Tuskegee Army Air Field.

 
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 27.385′ N, 85° 40.909′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama, in Macon County. Touch for map. Located at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. Marker is
They Came to Tuskegee Marker (Far left of three) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
2. They Came to Tuskegee Marker (Far left of three)
at or near this postal address: 1616 Chappie James Avenue, Tuskegee AL 36083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tuskegee Airmen (here, next to this marker); Prepared to Fight and Die (here, next to this marker); The Place Where We Learned to Fly (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Vistas (about 400 feet away); Ghost Structures (about 400 feet away); Hangar No. 1 (about 400 feet away); FIRE! (about 500 feet away); A Bit to Eat (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. (Submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAir & SpaceWar, World II
 
Piper J-3 Cub trainer plane used by Tuskegee Airmen especially at nearby Kennedy airfield. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
3. Piper J-3 Cub trainer plane used by Tuskegee Airmen especially at nearby Kennedy airfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on December 6, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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