They Came to Tuskegee Historical

They Came to Tuskegee Historical (HM1VWB)

Location: Tuskegee, AL 36083 Macon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 27.385', W 85° 40.909'

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Young African American men came to Tuskegee from all over the nation to train as military pilots. They began with primary flight training here at Tuskegee Institute's Moton Field. Tuskegee Institute also had a smaller field, Kennedy Field, where some cadets received orientation flights in Piper J-3 "Cub" during preflight training. Cadets who successfully completed primary at Moton Field transferred to Tuskegee Army Air Field, seven miles from here, for basic and advanced flight training conducted by the Army Air Forces. Only Moton Field remains.

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Top left: Map showing location of air fields
Top right: Piper J-3 "Cubs" at Kennedy Field. Here Tuskegee Institute conducted
Civilian Pilot Training and, while Moton Field was under construction, some military primary training.
Main photo: Cadets review flight procedures with their instructor at
Tuskegee Army Air Field.
Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 623893 N 3591792
Decimal Degrees32.45641667, -85.68181667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.385', W 85° 40.909'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 23.1" N, 85° 40' 54.54" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chief Anderson, Tuskegee AL 36083, US
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