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Walterboro, South Carolina: Tuskegee Airmen Monument

The Tuskegee Airmen, black fighter pilots, trained at this airfield before going overseas for Allied air missions in World War II. Monument toppled by a lawnmower in Sep. 2022; it was back up in May 2024.

Address:
537 Aviation Way, Walterboro, SC
Directions:
Drive east out of town on ALT US-17. When you reach the outskirts, turn left at the brown Tuskegee Airmen Monument sign.
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Tuskegee Airmen Monument

I followed the signs to the Tuskegee Airmen Monument in Walterboro on June 2, 2023. It was not there. The tiny park commemorating the WW2 POW confinement was there but absolutely no sign of a Tuskegee Airmen monument. Where did it go?

[John Douglass, 06/10/2023]

The memorial was damaged by a lawnmower in Oct. 2022 and has been removed for repairs.

Airfield Monument.

Tuskegee Airmen Monument

If you enjoy history, stop at the Tuskegee Airmen and Anderson Field monuments.

[Yvette Pryor, 07/30/2021]
Tuskegee Airmen Monument

A very small uninteresting ode to the airman.

[Scott, 07/15/2021]

Tuskegee Airmen Monument.

Tuskegee Airmen Monument

This monument, located near a still-functioning airfield, is dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen, an African-American group of fighter pilots in World War II. It's set in a tiny park that used to be part of a military base. The park also has signs explaining that German POWs were housed at the base from 1942 to 1945.

[Kristie Lee, 07/13/2019]

Tuskegee is in another state, but the Airmen were here, too. A historical marker at this site says that airfield was the "final training base for pilots prior to overseas duty."


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