The Tuskegee Airman of World War II

The Tuskegee Airman of World War II (HM2AT)

Location: Walterboro, SC 29488 Colleton County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 54.995', W 80° 38.262'

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In honor of the Tuskegee Airman, their instructors, and ground support personnel who participated in training for combat at the Walterboro Army Airfield during the Second World War.

Because of their heroic action in combat they were called Schwartz Vogelmenschen, "Black Bird Men", by the Germans who both feared and respected them. White American bomber crews, in reverence, referred to them as the "Red Tailed Angels," because of their tail assemblies and because of their reputation for not losing any aircraft to enemy fighters as they provided fighter coverage for missions over strategic targets in Europe.
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HM NumberHM2AT
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:28am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 533876 N 3642097
Decimal Degrees32.91658333, -80.63770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 54.995', W 80° 38.262'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 54' 59.70" N, 80° 38' 15.72" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1465-2043 Aviation Way, Walterboro SC 29488, US
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