Remarkable Ohio

Serpent Mound Marker

Home / Franklin County / 74-25 Tuskegee Airmen [3]

  • 74-25 Tuskegee Airmen #74-25 74-25 Tuskegee Airmen #74-25
  • 74-25 Tuskegee Airmen 74-25 Tuskegee Airmen
  • 74-25 Tuskegee Airmen 74-25 Tuskegee Airmen
Title, side A
Tuskegee Airmen
Text, side A
The "Tuskegee Experiment," a program of the Army Air Corps to train African Americans as military pilots, began at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama in 1941. At home and abroad during World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen prevailed against enormous odds, including racism. The Airmen never lost an escorted bomber to enemy fighters. In March 1946, the Tuskegee Airmen 477th Composite Group and its supporting units were transferred from Godman Field, Kentucky, to Lockbourne Army Air Base, where Colonel Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. took command. In July 1948, President Harry S. Truman issued Executive Order Number 9981, which mandated "equality of treatment and opportunity in the armed forces." The Tuskegee Airmen played a major role in the integration
Address
2241 Johns Circle
Columbus, OH 43217
Location
On walkway in front of Rickenbacker International Airport Terminal
Coordinates
Latitude: 39.817701, Longitude: -82.935462.
Google map: