Aviators' Post No. 743 holds a unique place in military
history — we are the only post in the entire American Legion
whose members are comprised exclusively of rated flying personnel
who have served their country in time of war.
Our distinguished history dates back nearly a century,
to the time just following the end of "The Great War"
The American Legion was founded in Paris, France just
four months after the end of World War I. Its primary mission was
to ensure a strong national security and to assist veterans and
On November 11, 1919, one year to the day after the
signing of the Armistice, the American Flying Club — whose
members were mostly WWI aviators — formed in New York City.
Six years later, in March 1925, the Club was granted a charter by
the American Legion and it became Aviators' Post No. 743.
Our members include such distinguished aviation pioneers
General Henry "Hap" Arnold
Captain Eddie Rickenbacker
General Billy Mitchell
Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia
They join hundreds of other Post members who have
served their country and contributed in many ways to the growth
of American air power.
out if you qualify to join the Post.