Tuskegee Airmen

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Tuskegee Airmen!

After leaving the fascinating campus of The Tuskegee Institute, we drove around the corner to The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. What a wonder to behold.

 

Tuskegee Airmen

 

First, there were plaques and monuments every where. Consequently, our history lesson began to take place before we made it inside.

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Tuskegee Airmen

As we stood on and looked over Moton Field, it was mind blowing!  We were on the same ground the Red Tails stood and trained on, not so long ago. Especially relevant, Moton Field was named after the great Robert Russa Moton, who succeeded Booker T. Washington, as President of Tuskegee Institute.

Tuskegee Airmen

 

This was a powerful propeller aircraft engine and was used on the Red Tail planes. The engine was as big as she is!

Tuskegee Airmen

Most noteworthy, inside the second hanger was more information, pictures, and history! We watched a movie that was so informative, as a result, we purchased it. Further more, we use it to continue to learn, study, and share. In addition, the movie told us the story of how the airmen got the name, “Red Tails”. Hint: it started with a bucket of paint.

 

 

Tuskegee Airmen

While inside the hangars, we loved reading factual information about the Tuskegee Airmen. Due to racism the Red Tails fought abroad and then had to come home to another fight. Hence the term “double victory”.

Tuskegee Airmen

 

Finally, it is not possible to sum up into words the trip we took here. There was so much to see and learn about the Tuskegee Airmen. Most of all, to able to stand on the grounds and breathe the air where so many brave men learned how to fight abroad and then right here in their own country, was amazing.

In conclusion, the Red Tails were phenomenal and their legacy will live forever in our hearts and minds, through pictures and hence through this blog.

Tuskegee Airmen

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