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Tinker's Charles B. Hall Airpark is free and accessible to the general public. Located at the Air Depot Blvd. exit on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City. The park is generally open from dawn to dusk, unless heightened security warrants closure. People of all ages will find this park rich in Tinker Air Force Base history. Facility amenities are ADA Compliant and tours are self-guided through a network of paved walkways. Parking is sufficient, however large busses or motor coaches will find it difficult to park and maneuver.
On June 18, 2002, the airpark was renamed the Charles B. Hall Airpark, in honor of Maj. Hall, a Tuskegee Airman and highly decorated pilot from the 99th Pursuit Squadron, which was part of the 332nd Fighter Group. 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. Maj. Charles B. Hall died Nov. 22, 1971, and his wife died Aug. 7, 1997.