Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

National Park · Macon County, Alabama

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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, and is now operated by the National Park Service to interpret their history and achievements. It was constructed in 1941 as a new training base.

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A few hours southwest of Atlanta, in Tuskegee, Alabama, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is the training site of the first-ever African American military pilots, known as the “Red Tails.” Nearly 1,000 African American pilots were trained here, and over 10,000 African American men and women worked at the site to support them. Visit the park’s two hangar museums to learn more about the daily life of the men and women who served here.
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A couple hours southwest of Atlanta, in Tuskegee, Alabama, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is the training site of the first-ever African American military pilots, known as the “Red Tails.” Nearly 1,000 African American pilots were trained here, and over 10,000 African American men and women worked at the site in a variety of roles. Visit the park’s two hangar museums to learn more about the daily life of the men and women who served here.
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Before they became known as the “Red Tails,” the Tuskegee Airmen’s adventure began at Moton Field, where the Army Air Corps conducted a military test to determine if African Americans could be trained to fly combat aircraft. Working as pilots, mechanics, radio operators, medical personnel, clerks, navigators, cooks, dispatchers, and more, the men and women trained at Tuskegee fought racial prejudice. Stroll the grounds and explore the hangar museums that tell the stories of these brave citizens.
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