Beach exercise

Beach exercise

Monday, April 28, 2014

Tuskegee Airmen



We are taking a short break from working on our pictures of the Panama Cruise to attend our grandson's birthday in Georgia. 
 
Our first stop along the way was the national exhibit site for the Tuskegee airman, as they are commonly known.  They were the first African Americans to be trained as military pilots.  They served in combat during WWII in Europe.  All of the training was performed in Tuskegee, Alabama.  We had tried to visit here last year but found the exhibit still under development.

While not a large display, it does give you a feel for the conditions of the training and the difficulties the recruits experienced.  While the display is small, there is a lot of history to absorb. 












10 comments:

Wanderin' said...

Finding interesting places to visit is a lot of fun. It's especially nice to find places filled with history we can absorb.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I bet that visit to the Tuskegee Airmen Museum brought back a lot of memories for you. I heard you were one of their instructor pilots... :cD

Nan Talley said...

What a neat place to visit. This is a must do for us. Thanks for the information

Nan Talley said...

What a neat place to visit. This is a must do for us. Thanks for the information

where's weaver said...

I so admire those pilots. They were very brave and very smart.

Judith Bell said...

I planned to visit there two years ago, but it just didn't pan out. Thanks for your tour.

Rick Doyle said...

Thanks for the tour of a very historic and inspiring site.

Erin Erkun said...

About time that a national exhibit was built to honor these men.

Linda said...

How cool is this? Wow, this looks like a really fantastic place to visit.

P.S. Sorry my videos on my last post made you feel old. LOL! :) For myself they bring me back to simpler times, fun times of my childhood, even though they are "before my time."

Bob and Jo said...

Thanks for a great tour, we will add that to our list.