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

Waiting for the Bus

 
 
Waiting for the Bus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
1. Waiting for the Bus Marker
Inscription. The tarmac between the two hangars was a busy part of Moton Field. Cadets arriving by bus were dropped off here and went to their duties in preparation for flight training. Others boarded the buses to return to the Tuskegee Institute campus. Fuel trucks and the medical truck were often parked here too. Imagine what the cadet felt the first time he stepped off the bus and onto Moton Field's tarmac.

We spent a lot of time waiting for the bus to pick us up...because we all had to be there at the time he arrived, or we would get left.
William Fuller, 2001

{Photo Caption}
Buses pick up and drop off cadets for flight training at Moton Field. Half of the cadets flew in the morning and studied in the afternoon; the other half did the reverse.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 27.425′ N, 85° 40.812′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama, in Macon County. Touch for map. Located at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, near Hangar #1. 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
Waiting for the Bus Marker at Hangar #1 near Moton Field. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
2. Waiting for the Bus Marker at Hangar #1 near Moton Field.
marker. Oil Storage Shed (a few steps from this marker); A Bit to Eat (a few steps from this marker); Hangar No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bath and Locker House (within shouting distance of this marker); Moton Field Expands (within shouting distance of this marker); FIRE! (within shouting distance of this marker); It Was Called "Dope" (within shouting distance of this marker); Ghost Structures (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service site about the Tuskegee Airmen. (Submitted on November 16, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAir & SpaceWar, World II
 
Overview of Hangar #1 at Moton Field. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
3. Overview of Hangar #1 at Moton Field.
Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site entrance marker at top of hill. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
4. Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site entrance marker at top of hill.
Moton Field entrance sign. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
5. Moton Field entrance sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 16, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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