Homepage: Tuskegee Airmen Motorcycle Club of Washington, DC ®

Welcome to the Tuskegee Airmen Motorcycle Club of Washington, DC Inc. ® website!

The mission of the Tuskegee Airmen Motorcycle Club, DC Chapter ® is to preserve the legacy and history of the Tuskegee Airmen. The TAMC, DC chapter ® performs various community service functions throughout the community in addition to sponsoring charitable rides throughout the Metropolitan area. We of the TAMC, DC chapter are professional members (both current and retired) within our communities and are proud to represent the brave soldiers that were the Tuskegee Airmen.

Some facts about the Original Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who volunteered to become America's first Black military airmen.

Those who possessed the physical and mental qualifications and were accepted for aviation cadet training were trained initially to be pilots, and later to be either pilots, navigators, or bombardiers.

The all-Black, 332nd Fighter Group consisted originally of four fighter squadrons, the 99th, the 100th, the 301st and the 302nd.

The Airmen's success during World War II was not losing a single bomber to enemy fire in more than 200 combat missions which is a record unmatched by any other fighter group.

The 99th Squadron distinguished itself by being awarded two Presidential Unit Citations (June-July 1943 and May 1944) for outstanding tactical air support and aerial combat in the 12th Air Force in Italy, before joining the 332nd Fighter Group.

The 332nd Fighter Group was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for its longest bomber escort mission to Berlin, Germany, March 24, 1945. It destroyed three German ME-262 Jet fighters and damaged five additional jet fighters without losing any of the bombers or any of its own fighter aircraft to enemy fighters.

The 332nd Fighter Group had also distinguished itself in June 1944 when two of its pilots flying P-47 Thunderbolts discovered a German destroyer in the harbor of Trieste, Italy.

The tenacious bomber escort cover provided by the 332nd "Red Tail" fighters often discouraged enemy fighter pilots from attacking bombers escorted by the 332nd Fighter Group.

C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson earned his pilot's license in 1929 and became the first Black American to receive a commercial pilot's certificate in 1932, and, subsequently, to make a transcontinental flight.

Anderson is also well known as the pilot who flew Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of then-U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, convincing her to encourage her husband to authorize military flight training at Tuskegee.

In 1948, President Harry Truman enacted Executive Order No. 9981 - directing equality of treatment and opportunity in all of the United States Armed Forces, which in time led to the end of racial segregation in the U.S. military forces.

Tuskegee Airmen Motorcycle Club, DC Chapter ®

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