Historic Markers Across Alabama



Tuskegee University / F-4C Phantom



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Location: University Avenue, Tuskegee Institute, AL
County: Macon
Coordinates: N 32° 25.901    W 085° 42.646
  32.43168333    -85.71076666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



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Tuskegee University
F-4C Phantom


This U.S. Air Force F-4C Phantom Jet Fighter was flown by General "Chappie" James, Tuskegee University graduate and first Black Four-Star General in the U.S. Armed Services, on his last combat mission--Operation Bold--over Southeast Asia. It flies at Mach 2 (2000 MPH) and carries a payload of 16,000 pounds.

This plane was retired from the active Air Force inventory on 21 September 1986. It was donated to Tuskegee University by the U.S. Air Force with the assistance of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

May 10, 1987



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More information:
Wikipedia - Daniel James Jr.
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force - McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II

NPS - Tuskegee University
Wikipedia - Booker T. Washington
Wikipedia - George Washington Carver



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