Hi there! This community has been really helpful in the past, so I'm hoping you can answer another question related to African Americans in the military. I am working on a state historical marker for the Freeman Army AirField Uprising in Seymour, Indiana during World War II. I want to be accurate in describing those (some members of the 477th Bombardment Group) who protested the segregation of officers' clubs on base. I know that some who protested were Tuskegee Airmen, but I'm not sure if all were. So I guess my question is: were all Black AirForce members considered Tuskegee Airmen? I know the name stems from the base they trained at, but I wasn't sure if everyone in the 477th Bombardment Group trained there and, thus, if it would be accurate to call them all "Tuskegee Airmen."
Also, I know that some of the 115th and 118th Base Units participated in the uprising. Are they part of the 477th/Tuskegee Airmen as well? Or are they separate entities? I hope my questions make sense. I'm ignorant when it comes to military organization and rank, so hopefully I am using the right terminology. Thanks so much for your help.