Tuskegee Airmen Dodo Chapter to come to TFS

2013-02-18T15:03:00Z Tuskegee Airmen Dodo Chapter to come to TFSBarbara Dust | Contributor nwitimes.com
February 18, 2013 3:03 pm  • 

LANSING | The Lansing Historical Society and the TF South History Club are hosting a presentation by the Tuskegee Airmen Dodo Chapter of Chicago. The presentation will take place Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at the TF South grand lobby.

The Tuskegee Airmen Dodo Chapter will give and overview of the role of the first African American pilots to serve in the Armed Forces during World War II.

The school at Tuskegee founded by Booker T. Washington had a well-respected aeronautical engineering program. Because of the Institute's flight program, the U.S. military selected Tuskegee Institute as a place to train African-American pilots for the war effort. Aviators came to Tuskegee, Alabama, to hone their flying skills. Their rigorous training at Moton Field and Tuskegee Army Air Field molded over 1,000 pilots into one of the most highly respected U.S. fighter groups of World War II.

Following the presentation, History Club members will offer tours of the newest additions to TF South High School.

For more information, call Barbara Dust at (708) 474-7497 or send her an email at barbd728@aol.com.

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