The mission of the Macon-Thomas West Bloomfield Chapteris to educate audiences across the country about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen – America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel – so their strength of character, courage and ability to triumph over adversity may serve as a means to inspire others to RISE ABOVE obstacles in their own lives and achieve their goals.
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Richard D. Macon
Capt. Richard D. Macon was born in Birmingham, Alabama on August 21, 1921. He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Miles College.
Always a formidable competitor, on a bet, pursued and passed all entrance exams and requirements for the Army Air Corps. He trained at Tuskegee and completed Pilot Training School as a second lieutenant. He received further training at Selfridge Field in Michigan and from there went on to Walterboro Airfield in South Carolina....click to continue readingTribute To Captian Richard D. Macon
Lt. Col. Donald Thomas Jr.
1926 - 2011
2015 Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame Lt. Col. Donald Thomas Jr.Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Donald C. Thomas Jr. was born in Detroit, MIon November 14, 1926 and passed away on November 29th, 2011. Donald was always intrigued by aircraft and flight. When an all-Black Fighter Group was stationed at Selfridge Airfield for Gunnery Training near his hime in 1943, he was hooked on flying when he saw the Black flyers in action on several occasions. In early 1944, Donald took and passed the Army Air Corps flying qualification exam....click to continue reading
Chapter Founder and President
Maj. William (Bill) Burnett.
Tenure: 2012 - Current
THE HISTORY OF THE MACON-THOMAS-WEST BLOOMFIELD CHAPTER OF TUSKEGEE AIRMEN, INC.
FOUNDED JANUARY 20TH, 2012
REGISTERED WITH THE IRS FEBRUARY 02, 2012
CHARTERED BY THE NATIONAL JUNE 07, 2012.
The Macon-Thomas-West Bloomfield Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Was initially founded and formed by Mr. William H. Burnett in West Bloomfield, Michigan on January 20th, 2012. Mr. Burnett called on dedicated community leaders....click to continue reading