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List of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc chapters

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History and Organization[edit]

After World War II, a small number of Black military aviators who were trained at the Tuskegee Army Air Field (TAAF) in Tuskegee, Alabama periodically met to help each other write memoirs of their military experience. The periodic meetings migrated and grew into a bigger purpose for the group. On August 11, 1972 until August 13, 1972, Black military aviators met at the Hilton Hotel in Detroit, Michigan to discuss forming a nationwide organization. The meeting was the first national reunion of TAAF veterans. The name, Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated was officially adopted as the official name of the organization and incorporated in the Article of Incorporation that was filed in the Washington, District of Columbia on February 25, 1975. Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated is commonly referred to as 'TAI’ and the official governing body founded by the famed Black military aviators who were instrumental in helping to racially integrate the U.S. Armed Forces.

The Naming of Tuskegee Airmen[edit]

The name, Tuskegee Airmen, first appeared in a Pittsburg Courier newspaper article.[1]. On May 15, 1955, Charles E. Francis of Washington, District of Columbia, a participant of the TAAF experience, wrote and published the first book about the story of African Americans serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and titled the book, The Tuskegee Airmen.[2] Francis' book inspired a worldwide interest in the Tuskegee Experiment and was informally credited for coining the name, "Tuskegee Airmen."[2] To avoid confusion between the military ‘Tuskegee Experiment’ and the U.S. Public Health Service ‘Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment,’ the group started to refer to the military experiment as the ‘Tuskegee Experience.’

Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen[edit]

The term, Documented Original Tuskegee Tuskegee Airmen, is defined as any individual regardless of race, color, religion (creed), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, citizenship or political affiliation who served at the TAAF or assigned to any of the programs stemming from the “Tuskegee Experience” between March 22, 1941 and November 5, 1949. Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, aircraft maintenance and ground support, meteorologists, supply support, radio operators, medical support, legal counselors, administrative support, and all other personnel who supported the flight operations at one of the TAAF units.[3]

Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen are generally referred to and called a 'DOTA.'

Chapter locations[edit]

Chapter Name Chapter Location Year Established
Original Detroit Chapter Detroit, Michigan
Tuskegee Chapter Tuskegee, Alabama
Judge Robert Decatur Chapter Little Rock AFB, Arkansas
Ragsdale Arizona Chapter Phoenix, Arizona
Central Coast Chapter Lompoc, California
Los Angeles Chapter Los Angeles, California
Inland Empire Chapter Riverside, California
Tuskegee Airmen Heritage Chapter Roseville, California 2016
George S. "Spanky" Roberts Chapter Sacramento, California
Gen. B.O. Davis Chapter San Diego, California
William "Bill" Campbell Chapter San Francisco, California
Lee A. Archer Chapter Travis AFB, California
Hubert L. “Hooks” Jones Chapter Denver, Colorado
East Coast Chapter Washington, DC 1973
John H. Porter-First State Chapter Dover, Delaware
Lt.Gen. John D. Hopper, Jr. Chapter Tampa, Florida
Miami Chapter Miami, Florida
Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Chapter Orlando, Florida
Atlanta Chapter Atlanta, Georgia
MGen. Joseph A. McNeil Chapter Warner Robins, Georgia
Lewis Lynch Chapter Scott AFB, Illinois
Chicago “DODO” Chapter Chicago, Illinois
Indianapolis Chapter Indianapolis, Indiana
Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Chapter Shreveport, Louisiana
New England Chapter Boston, Massachusetts
Charles E. McGee Chapter Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
Macon-Thomas Chapter Detroit, Michigan
Thomas L. Washington Chapter Lansing, Michigan
Alva N. Temple Chapter Columbus, Mississippi
Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter Keesler AFB, Mississippi
Heart of America Chapter Kansas City, Missouri
Hugh J. White Chapter St. Louis, Missouri
James B. Knighten Chapter Las Vegas, Nevada
Alfonza W. Davis Chapter Omaha, Nebraska
Hannibal Cox Chapter McGuire AFB, New Jersey
Gen. Lloyd W. Newton Chapter Albuquerque, New Mexico
MGen. Irene Trowell-Harris Chapter Newburgh, New York
Claude B. Govan Chapter Springfield, New York
Wilson V. Eagleson Chapter Goldsboro, North Carolina
Heart of Carolina Chapter Morrisville, North Carolina
Greater Cincinnati Chapter Cincinnati, Ohio
North Coast Chapter Cleveland, Ohio
Ohio Chapter Columbus, Ohio
Mac Ross Chapter Dayton, Ohio
Greater Philadelphia Chapter Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Spann Watson Chapter Columbia, South Carolina
Hiram E. Mann Chapter Walterboro, South Carolina
Memphis Chapter Memphis, Tennessee
Claude R. Platte Chapter Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas
San Antonio Chapter San Antonio, Texas
Tidewater Chapter Langley AFB, Virginia
Howard Baugh Chapter Petersburg, Virginia 2003
Sam Bruce Chapter Seattle, Washington

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  1. "Tuskegee Airmen Shaping Rapidly for Combat Duty". Pittsburg Courier. July 4, 1942. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Francis, Charles E. (1955). The Tuskegee Airmen. Boston, MA: Bruce Humphries, Incorporated. LCCN 53-11824. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated National Office