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Mesa in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Arizonan Tuskegee Airmen

 
 
Arizonan Tuskegee Airmen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
1. Arizonan Tuskegee Airmen Marker
Inscription.
Commemorative Air Force
Arizona Military Aviation
Walk of Honor
Proudly Recognizes
Arizonan Tuskegee Airmen
1940 — 1949
“Red Tails”
The Tuskegee Airmen set the precedent African-Americans could excel in military aviation. What began as a shocking idea with many naysayers, the Tuskegee program quickly provided thousands of men and women to serve in combat overseas and in support programs at U.S. bases. The sacrifice, service and success of the Tuskegee Airmen, of which many Arizonans were a part, directly contributed to victory in Europe. Thousands left home to serve, many died in combat and many faced continual prejudice. Yet they flew over 15,000 sorties, destroyed or damaged over 400 enemy aircraft and supported front line needs from their U.S. bases for the duration. April 2015
 
Erected 2015.
 
Location. 33° 27.152′ N, 111° 44.129′ W. Marker is in Mesa, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Greenfield Road and E. McKellips Road, on the right when traveling north on N. Greenfield Road. Touch for map. Located at the Commemorative Air Force Museum at Falcon Field Airport. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa AZ 85215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Arizonan Tuskegee Airmen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
2. Arizonan Tuskegee Airmen Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. BGen. Joseph J. Foss (here, next to this marker); Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP (here, next to this marker); Sergei I. Sikorsky (here, next to this marker); Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Major Frederick E. Ferguson (here, next to this marker); Rear Admiral Walter Lewis Chatham, USN (Ret) (here, next to this marker); Dr. S. Harry Robertson III (here, next to this marker); General Seth Jefferson McKee, USAF (Ret.) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Commemorative Air Force Museum. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. The National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Tuskegee Airmen on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAir & SpaceWar, World II
 
Markers at the Commemorative Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
3. Markers at the Commemorative Air Force Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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