Historic Markers Across Alabama



The Tuskegee Airmen



Marker ID:  
Location: 1616 Chappie James Avenue, Tuskegee, AL
County: Macon
Coordinates: N 32° 27.384    W 085° 40.908
  32.4564    -85.6818
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None
 



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The Tuskegee Airmen


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.

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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

National Park Service, Department of the Interior.



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More information:
NPS - Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Wikipedia - Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Wikipedia - Tuskegee Airmen
History.com - Tuskegee Airmen



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