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

The Tuskegee Airmen

 
 
The Tuskegee Airmen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
1. The Tuskegee Airmen Marker
Inscription. The first African American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps were the public face of the Tuskegee Airmen. They made extraordinary contributions to the Allied victory in Europe during World War II. But their success was made possible by the thousands of men and women who served military support roles.

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Top Left:
Over 10,000 African American men and women took
part in the Tuskegee Airmen experience. All of them—
not just the pilots—are Tuskegee Airmen.

Top right 2 photos:
Support personnel included:
Flight instructors Weather forecasters Medical Staff
Radio technicians Communications specialists Transportation personnel
Mechanics Parachute riggers Laboratory assistants
Air traffic controllers Gunners Cooks
Administrative staff Firefighters Photographers
Supply technicians

 
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 27.384′ N, 85° 40.908′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama, in Macon County. Touch for map. Located at the Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen Marker (middle marker) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
2. The Tuskegee Airmen Marker (middle marker)
National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (here, next to this marker); Prepared to Fight and Die (here, next to this marker); The Place Where We Learned to Fly (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Vistas (about 400 feet away); Ghost Structures (about 400 feet away); Hangar No. 1 (about 400 feet away); FIRE! (about 500 feet away); A Bit to Eat (about 500 feet 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 & SpaceWar, World II
 
The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
3. The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
Piper J-3 "Cub' airplane used in the training of the Tuskegee Airmen. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
4. Piper J-3 "Cub' airplane used in the training of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Located in Hangar No. 1 at the museum
Army PT-17 Trainer airplane used in the training of the Tuskegee Airmen. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
5. Army PT-17 Trainer airplane used in the training of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Located in Hangar No. 1 at the museum
 
 
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 124 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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