Open Chapter Meeting February 19th, 2017 at the Indiana War Memorial
Month Chapter Meetings
When: On the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:45 pm
(with the exception of July and August).
Where: College Ave Branch Library, 4180 North College.
Who: Individuals, organizations, and corporations.
From all walks of life to include: students; teachers; elected officials, aviators; business leaders; physicians; nurses; historians; musicians; active duty/retired military; as well as DOTAs and their family and friends.
How: Calendar year based membership dues support both the National and local Indianapolis Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc.
For an explanation of annual chapter membership:
Brief Organizational History
In August 1972, the Airmen gathered in Detroit, Michigan and voted to establish a nation-wide organization, National Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) with membership open to all supporters. They elected, Terre Haute native, Lt. Col (Ret) John J. Suggs as the first "Commander" and authorized him to form committees and finalize the process. The National organization was incorporated February 25, 1975 in the District of Columbia as a "veterans" organization. In 1978, an organizational structure was adopted which replacing the position of "Commander" with a National President and the Articles of Incorporation were amended to read: "Charitable and educational organization".
The Indianapolis Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. was founded in on April 9th, 1985. The four founding members of the Indianapolis Chapter were all Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen (DOTA) and include:
Armour McDaniel, Lt Col USAF (Ret)
Louis Hill, 1st Lt USAAF
Charles H. DeBow, Lt Col USAF (Ret)
Charlie Myer, 1st Lt USAAF