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Troy in Pike County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tuskegee Army Air Field Hangar

Pike County

 
 
Tuskegee Army Air Field Hangar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 14, 2018
1. Tuskegee Army Air Field Hangar Marker
Inscription. The first African-American pilots in U. S. military history utilized this hangar, located originally at Tuskegee Army Air Field. Built by Nashville contractors McKissack and McKissack, the base was the first major Army Air Forces base constructed by an African-American construction company. Also, one of the most successful African-American architects in Washington D.C., Hilyard Robinson, designed and supervised the construction. Established in 1941, the program trained approximately 1,000 pilots during World War II. Along with thousands of their support personnel, they became known as Tuskegee Airmen. The most well-known of the Tuskegee Airmen were the members of the 332nd Fighter Group and its four fighter squadrons. The Tuskegee Airmen's 332nd Fighter Group And 99th fighter squadron flew approximately 1500 combat missions, scoring 112 aerial victories, earning 96 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and three Distinguished Unit citations. The Tuskegee Army Air Field closed in 1947. The facility's three hangars were relocated to municipal airports in Montgomery, Clanton, and Troy. This structure remains largely unchanged from the days of the Tuskegee Airmen.
 
Erected 2018 by the City of Troy, Alabama.
 
Location. 31° 51.692′ N, 86° 0.411′ W. Marker is in Troy, Alabama, in Pike County. Marker is on Airport Road 0.1 miles west of Sikorsky Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the Troy Municipal Airport. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Campbell Field Road, Troy AL 36079, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The former Tuskegee Army Air Field Hangar with marker on the right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 14, 2018
2. The former Tuskegee Army Air Field Hangar with marker on the right.
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Pensacola Trading Path (approx. 2.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Three Notch Road (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Historic Troy Post Office (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pike County WWI Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Academy Street High School (approx. 4.4 miles away); Chancellor's Residence (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
More about this marker. Marker contains some capitalization errors.
 
Also see . . .  Hangar nomination package for the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage. Includes photos, history and aerial shots. (Submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceNotable Buildings
 
View from marker south towards runway. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 14, 2018
3. View from marker south towards runway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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