United States Army Air Corps

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  • Mission And Lessons Learned At The United States Army Air Corp

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    Introduction On July 29th, 2014 the last surviving member of the United States Army Air Corp (USAAC) aircrew that dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare died. Theodore Van Kirk, also known as “Dutch”, was the navigator of the Enola Gay the day it dropped the bomb.1 In interviews throughout his life Van Kirk expressed no regret regarding his part in the dropping of the atom bomb, saying it helped to end World War II (WWII).2 The 69th anniversary of that historic mission, Operation Centerboard

  • General Henry Arnold and The United States Airforce Essay

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    It can be argued that General Henry “Hap” Arnold is the father of the United States Air Force. His experiences, wisdom, and foresight are what made him, in every way, a visionary leader. Due to his efforts developing air mindedness during the first part of the 20th century, he shaped what is today the greatest Air Force on the planet. I will begin by explaining his effective use of transformational leadership and the impact it has on the development of airpower. Then I will explain how his acceptance

  • A Fighter And An Escort Changes The Course Of World War II

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    P-51 Mustang: A Fighter and an Escort changes the course of World War II Theodore M. Aarstad Jr. United States Army Aviation Warrant Officer Career College Abstract [The abstract should be one paragraph of between 150 and 250 words. It is not indented. Section titles, such as the word Abstract above, are not considered headings so they don’t use bold heading format. Instead, use the Section Title style. This style automatically starts your section on a new page, so you don’t have to add page breaks

  • Walter E Fortin Research Papers

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    In May, 1944 Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Fortin of Falmouth received notification from the War Department that their son Corp. Walter E. Fortin, missing since November 26, 1943, was officially listed as dead. In just over a year they would receive notification from the Navy Department their second son, SF 3/c Sylvester A. Fortin Jr. died of his wounds. On Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1944 the HMT Rhona along with four other transports steamed from the port of Oran, Algeria to rendezvous with a convoy

  • B 17 Characteristics

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    Every major conflict the United States of America has fought in has had a defining characteristic that people identify with that era. Some of these identifiable characteristics include the Red Coats of the Revolutionary War and the trench warfare of World War I. World War II also had a defining characteristic. One can make the argument that in World War II that defining characteristic was the use of aviation, most notably the bomber. One of the most iconic bombers of World War II was the B-17

  • The Tuskegee Airmen

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    were the first group of African-Americans pilots in the United States Military. These brave men fought throughout World War II and became trailblazers for many aspiring black individuals. The Tuskegee airmen played a crucial role in defending the nation in World War II, which occurred between September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945. The men who took part in this historical event became the first steps to the integration of the United States Military. The Tuskegee airmen were established due to "a

  • Role Of Eglin Air Force Base During World War II

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    he or she contributed whether it be money, work, or even his or her own life. Few people in Florida and even in our local area understand the important role Eglin Air Force Base played during World War II. The primary mission of the Base during World War II was to perform operational suitability testing for the Army Air Corps. Eglin Air Force Base was originally started as Valparaiso Airport in 1933. There was a purchase of an arrow-head shaped parcel of 137 acres. The area was cleared for use

  • Taking a Look at the Tuskegee Airmen

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    Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African Americans that were dedicated and determined young men that proved their point that not only white men could fight in the war but so could they. They created the 332nd and the 477th fighter group in the United States Air Force .The 332nd Fighter Group, which originally included the 100th, 301st, and 302nd Fighter Squadrons, was the first black flying group. The 332nd group was also the flying escort for the heavy bombers and they were later nicknamed the “Red

  • Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr.

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    Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr. recognized for being the first Black Air Force General, paved the way for the Black soldier. Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr. was born December 18, 1912, to Benjamin, Sr. and Elnora Dickerson Davis. Due to complications from childbirth, Elnora dies when Benjamin is four years old. His father Benjamin, Sr. the first Black General in the United States Army, serving in various capacities such as the Spanish-American War and the original Buffalo Soldier regiments was a pioneer for

  • The Tuskegee Airman Essay

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    chose the Tuskegee Airman. They will alway be the most influential air squadron during WWII. I think this because there where a lot racist people that did not want them to succeed, but they did more than just succeed. They became the first black Air Force pilots. It all started when President Roosevelt arranged a meeting in September 1940 with three African-American leaders and members of the Army and Navy. During the meeting, the leaders emphasized three points:(1)equal