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"  (WW I).

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 their families.

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 as:

    • 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.

Find out if you qualify to join the Post.