A memorial park at Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro, S.C., is hallowed ground for U.S. military aviators and the nation.
The park commemorates the World War II combat training activities of the Tuskegee Airmen at the airfield.
The marker in front of the Tuskegee Memorial at Lowcountry Regional Airport marks the location of the former Walterboro Army Airfield where hundreds of Tuskegee Airmen trained for aerial combat in World War II.
More than half of the approximately 1,000 Tuskegee pilots received their advanced training at Walterboro Army Airfield. The memorial park tells the story of that training and the struggles Black military aviators faced before going overseas, most notably as members of the famed 332nd Fighter Group, the Red Tails.
Twin pine stumps are a reminder of the 2020 tornado that ripped across the airfield and the memorial
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