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Tuskegee Institute in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tuskegee University

F-4C Phantom

 
 
Tuskegee University - F-4C Phantom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
1. Tuskegee University - F-4C Phantom Marker
Inscription. This U.S. Air Force F-4C Phantom Jet Fighter was flown by General "Chappie" James, Tuskegee University graduate and first Black Four-Star General in the U.S. Armed Services, on his last combat mission--Operation Bold--over Southeast Asia. It flies at Mach 2 (2000 MPH) and carries a payload of 16,000 pounds.
This plane was retired from the active Air Force inventory on 21 September 1986. It was donated to Tuskegee University by the U.S. Air Force with the assistance of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
May 10, 1987

 
Erected 1987.
 
Location. 32° 25.901′ N, 85° 42.646′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of University Avenue and Foster Drive, on the right when traveling east on University Avenue. Touch for map. Located next to the General Daniel "Chappie" James Center for Aerospace Science and Health Education (James Arena). Marker is at or near this postal address: University Avenue, Tuskegee Institute AL 36088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tuskegee Airmen's Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Monroe Campbell (about 500 feet
F-4C Phantom aircaft in front of "Chappie" James Arena. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
2. F-4C Phantom aircaft in front of "Chappie" James Arena.
USAF Serial #: 64-0851 SOC: October 27, 1986.
away, measured in a direct line); Carver's Laboratory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Booker T Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lifting the Veil of Ignorance (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tuskegee Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away); George Washington Carver (approx. ¼ mile away); Dorothy Hall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
 
Also see . . .
1. The National Museum of the US Air Force™ on the McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom. (Submitted on March 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on General Daniel James Jr. (Submitted on March 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAir & SpaceEducationWar, Vietnam
 
Tuskegee University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
3. Tuskegee University Marker
General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr., USAF image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain - USAF Photo
4. General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr., USAF
Sign noting name of building named for General "Chappie" James. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
5. Sign noting name of building named for General "Chappie" James.
General Daniel “Chappie” James, Jr. in front of his McDonnell-Douglas F-4C Phantom II. image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain - USAF Photo
6. General Daniel “Chappie” James, Jr. in front of his McDonnell-Douglas F-4C Phantom II.
Photo taken during the Vietnam War, flying from Thailand.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 214 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   6. submitted on March 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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