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

Anticipation

 
 
Anticipation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
1. Anticipation Marker
Inscription. During World War II a guard house stood just outside the brick entrance gates to Moton Field. The framed structure closest to you is a representation of the guard house. The historic entrance gates are just beyond. How excited the young cadets must have been the first time he passed the guard house and entered Moton Field.

Primary flight training. The anticipation was like nothing I'd ever experienced in my life. All my boyhood dreams of flying...came together....My goal was to get in that place and learn how to fly it.
Dr. Robert F. Bowers, 2001

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Bottom left:
Security was important at Moton Field, which had a small guard force to screen access to the site and to police activities. With eligible men training for combat, women had opportunities to assist with the war effort. One of them, Carrie Campbell is shown here checking a vehicle as it enters the field.

Bottom right:
This was a typical scene after 1943. Guards checked vehicles entering and leaving the field.

 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 27.465′ N, 85° 40.973′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Airmen
View of marker, guard shack (Ghost Structure), entrance gate, and Moton Field. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
2. View of marker, guard shack (Ghost Structure), entrance gate, and Moton Field.
National Historic Site, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker can be reached from Chief Anderson Drive. 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. They Came to Tuskegee (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tuskegee Airmen (about 600 feet away); Prepared to Fight and Die (about 600 feet away); Ghost Structures (about 700 feet away); FIRE! (about 700 feet away); Hangar No. 1 (about 700 feet away); New Vistas (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Place Where We Learned to Fly (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service on the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. (Submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAir & SpaceNotable PlacesWar, World II
 
View of original entrance gate (no longer used for regular traffic). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
3. View of original entrance gate (no longer used for regular traffic).
Bust (at entrance gate) of Robert Russa Moton. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
4. Bust (at entrance gate) of Robert Russa Moton.
Moton Field sign. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
5. Moton Field sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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