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:
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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.
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: