Tuskegee Army Air Field Hangar

Tuskegee Army Air Field Hangar (HM260X)

Location: Troy, AL 36079 Pike County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 51.692', W 86° 0.411'

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The first African-American pilots in U. S. military history utilized
this hangar, located originally at Tuskegee Army Air Field. Built by
Nashville contractors McKissack and McKissack, the base was the first
major Army Air Forces base constructed by an African-American
construction company. Also, one of the most successful African-American architects in Washington D.C., Hilyard Robinson, designed
and supervised the construction. Established in 1941, the program
trained approximately 1,000 pilots during World War II. Along with
thousands of their support personnel, they became known as Tuskegee
Airmen. The most well-known of the Tuskegee Airmen were the
members of the 332nd Fighter Group and its four fighter squadrons.
The Tuskegee Airmen's 332nd Fighter Group And 99th fighter squadron
flew approximately 1500 combat missions, scoring 112 aerial victories,
earning 96 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and three Distinguished Unit
citations. The Tuskegee Army Air Field closed in 1947. The facility's
three hangars were relocated to municipal airports in Montgomery,
Clanton, and Troy. This structure remains largely unchanged from
the days of the Tuskegee Airmen.
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HM NumberHM260X
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Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe City of Troy, Alabama
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 593951 N 3525517
Decimal Degrees31.86153333, -86.00685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 51.692', W 86° 0.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 51' 41.52" N, 86° 0' 24.66" W
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Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Airport Rd, Troy AL 36079, US
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