Historic Markers Across Alabama



Warehouse/Vehicle Storage



Marker ID:  
Location: 1616 Chappie James Avenue, Tuskegee, AL
County: Macon
Coordinates: N 32° 27.42    W 085° 40.754
  32.457    -85.67923333
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None
 



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Warehouse/Vehicle Storage


This building served as the garage for Moton Field's small fleet of support vehicles. It provided storage at night and "drive-through" vehicle maintenance by day. Rooms on the north side provided office space for maintenance staff and file storage for vehicle records. The National Park Service uses this building in much the same way today: for storage and maintenance of grounds-keeping equipment. The building is not open to the public.

{Photo caption}
Mechanics work to keep the Army's
vehicles functioning efficiently.
Maintaining support vehicles
was crucial to the flight training
program. Vehicles included a
medical truck, fuel trucks, supply
trucks, a bus or two, and aircraft
maintenance vehicles.

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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