Tuskegee Airman Charles B. Hall Airpark

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In 2002, the Charles B. Hall Airpark was dedicated on the grounds of Tinker Air Force Base to honor Hall, a Tuskegee Airmen of the 99th Pursuit Squadron. During World War II, Maj. Hall was the first African-American pilot to down an enemy aircraft in combat. He flew 198 combat missions over Africa, Italy and other parts of Europe. He was the first African-American to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Maj. Hall worked at Tinker Air Force Base from 1949 to 1967, and passed away in 1971. Read more in the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s Profiles of Tuskegee Airmen.

Visiting the park is free and accessible to the general public. The sculpture of Hall was created by renown bronze artist Joel Randell. The grounds also include numerous static aircraft on display.