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

Warehouse/Vehicle Storage

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
1. Warehouse/Vehicle Storage Marker
Inscription. This building served as the garage for Moton Field's small fleet of support vehicles. It provided storage at night and "drive-through" vehicle maintenance by day. Rooms on the north side provided office space for maintenance staff and file storage for vehicle records. The National Park Service uses this building in much the same way today: for storage and maintenance of grounds-keeping equipment. The building is not open to the public.

{Photo caption}
Mechanics work to keep the Army's
vehicles functioning efficiently.
Maintaining support vehicles
was crucial to the flight training
program. Vehicles included a
medical truck, fuel trucks, supply
trucks, a bus or two, and aircraft
maintenance vehicles.

 
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 27.42′ N, 85° 40.754′ 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 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. It Was Called "Dope" (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire Suppression Pond
Warehouse/Vehicle Storage building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
2. Warehouse/Vehicle Storage building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Moton Field Expands (within shouting distance of this marker); Bath and Locker House (within shouting distance of this marker); Oil Storage Shed (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Typical Day (about 300 feet away); Waiting for the Bus (about 300 feet away); The Control Tower (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
 
Categories. African AmericansRoads & VehiclesWar, World II
 
Warehouse/Vehicle Storage building in far background near fire suppression pond. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
3. Warehouse/Vehicle Storage building in far background near fire suppression pond.
The "Ghost Structure", in the foreground of this building (just beyond the sidewalk), represents the "Physical Plant" building that formerly was here. It served as the offices for Moton Field's Chief Engineer and his secretary and for storage of equipment that required close control.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 62 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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