National Park Service opens Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

This past Friday, October 10, 2008, the National Park Service held a dedication and a grand opening ceremony to officially open the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama.

“The Tuskegee Airmen” was the popular name of a group of black pilots who flew with distinction during World War II as the 332nd Fighter Group of the US Army Air Corps. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States.

The museum, housed within a converted airplane hangar at Moton Field where the Airmen once trained, is a long overdo permanent tribute to the heroic group of airmen who flew more than 15,000 combat trips throughout Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa during World War II – all while fighting discrimination on the homefront in the Jim Crow South.

A full news release from the National Parks Service is available here:
http://www.nps.gov/tuai/parknews/national-park-service-opens-tuskegee-airmen-historic-site.htm

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2 Responses to National Park Service opens Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

  1. G. Troy says:

    I have checked all over the internet but cannot find directions to the Airmen’s museum. I will be driving from Brewton, Alabama. Please give me directions to the museum. I will be visiting that area in November.
    Thank you.

  2. Biff Hollingsworth says:

    The museum’s address is:

    Tuskegee Airmen NHS
    1616 Chappie James Ave.
    Tuskegee, AL 36083

    Visitor information by phone: (334) 724-0922

    You can also visit the National Parks Service’s website to view complete driving directions. This page is accessible here:

    http://www.nps.gov/tuai/planyourvisit/directions.htm

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