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Tuskegee Airmen

National Historic Site - Alabama

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, commemorates the contributions of African-American airmen in World War II. Moton Field was the site of primary flight training for the pioneering pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. It was constructed in 1941 as a new training base. The field was named after former Tuskegee Institute principal Robert Russa Moton.

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https://www.nps.gov/tuai/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_Airmen_National_Historic_Site Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, commemorates the contributions of African-American airmen in World War II. Moton Field was the site of primary flight training for the pioneering pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. It was constructed in 1941 as a new training base. The field was named after former Tuskegee Institute principal Robert Russa Moton. Before the first African American military pilots became known as the "Red Tails" they wore striped tails as they began their flight training in the Army's PT-17 Stearman bi-plane. Their flying adventure started at Moton Field, in Tuskegee, Alabama, where the Army Air Corps conducted a military test to determine if African Americans could be trained to fly combat aircraft. To reach Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site... From Atlanta, GA - Take I-85S towards Montgomery, AL for approximately 127 miles to Exit 38. Turn left at the stop sign and travel 1/2 mile and turn left on Chappie James Ave. Follow the signs to the Parking Area on left. Follow the path downhill to the Historic Site. From Montgomery, AL - Take I-85N towards Atlanta, GA for approximately 36 miles to Exit 38. Turn right at the stop sign and travel 1/2 mile and turn left on Chappie James Ave. Tuskegee Airmen NHS Visitor Center The Hangar #1 Museum houses the Visitor Center and is open Monday-Saturday. Step inside the Orientation Room and be taken back to the 1940s through a re-creation of some of the sights and sounds of Moton Field. A 4-minute video that introduces the visitor to the Tuskegee Airmen. Here visitors can pick up a copy of the Park brochure and other printed materials including a JR. Ranger booklet. To reach Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site... From Atlanta, GA - Take I-85S towards Montgomery, AL for approximately 127 miles to Exit 38. Turn left at the stop sign and travel 1/2 mile and turn left on Chappie James Ave. Follow the signs to the Parking Area on left. Follow the path downhill to the Historic Site. From Montgomery, AL - Take I-85N towards Atlanta, GA for approximately 36 miles to Exit 38. Turn right at the stop sign and travel 1/2 mile and turn left on Chappie James Ave. The "Duchess Arlene" - flown by Robert Williams, Pilot class Red-Tail P-51D Mustang In Flight Exhibit One of the most beloved and recognized airplanes of World War II - North American P-51D Mustang Training Days at Tuskegee A World War II flight simulator and PT-17 bi-wing training plane Take a "Walk Back In Time" in Hangar #1 to see the faces and visit the places where cadets trained as America's first African-American military pilots and support crews. And There Were Women... Female Mechanic works on military aircraft Many are amazed to learn of the vital role women played as part of the Tuskee "Airmen" Experience. First Flight - Eleanor Roosevelt was the first First Lady to fly with a Negro Pilot. Small Yellow training plane used in the Civilian Pilot Training Prograj - J3 Piper Cub Visitors are surprised to see the small size of the airplane in which First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt took a flight with Negro Pilot Charles A. Anderson. History Lives at Moton Field Two airplane hangars - Hangar #1 in foreground and Hangar #2 in background at Moton Field. Come, experience the "power of place" where the Tuskegee Airmen blazed a trail that led to the civil rights movement.of the 1950's and 1960's. Tuskegee Airmen Who are the Tuskegee Airmen? Did they all come from Tuskegee? Were they really the first African American fighter pilots in the US Army Air Corps during World War II (WWII)? These are just some of the questions that visitors ask at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, the birthplace of the Tuskegee Airmen. Yes, the Tuskegee Airmen fought in WWII. Several men sitting and standing in front of an airplane The Fundamentals of Flight A description of lift, thrust, and control, three elements for a successful flight. Illustration of aircraft showing principles of lift National Park Service Commemoration of the 19th Amendment In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment the National Park Service has developed a number of special programs. This includes online content, exhibits, and special events. The National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) announces the release of a story map that highlights some of these programs and provides information for the public to locate and participate. Opening slide of the 19th Amendment NPS Commemoration Story Map

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