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Desde 1943, la Octava Fuerza Aérea operaba las fortalezas volantes B-17 desde bases en Inglaterra. En un principio, los cazas no podían escoltarlos hasta el final de sus misiones y los bombarderos tenían que defenderse solos en las denominadas "Box", donde toda la fromación permanecía junta y...read more

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The first all-black paratroop unit in the U.S. Military, the 555th parachute battalion stood poised to serve in World War II - even though the army wasn't ready to use it.read more

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How Black Smokejumpers Helped Save The American West:

  1. Smokejumper Jesse Mayes preparing to jump from a C-47 (U.S. Army Air Force)
  2. First Sgt. Walter Morris, 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, Fort Benning, Ga., prepares for his first jump. Morris is considered the U.S. Army’
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 Teniente) January 12, 2015

The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress is a 1944 documentary film which ostensibly provides an account of the final mission of the crew of the Memphis Belle, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. In May 1943 it became the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over...read more

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 Teniente) January 03, 2015
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The Army Air Forces in World War II: 

  • Emergence of the Army Air Forces
  • Chronology: The AAF and the Air War, 1941-1945
  • Names That Made History
  • A Gallery of World War II Aircraft: Principal Aircraft of the AAF, Major Enemy Aircraft, Selected Aircraft of 
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 Teniente) December 16, 2014
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The members of the 332d Fighter Group and the 99th, 100th, 301st, and 302d Fighter Squadrons during World War II are remembered in part because they were the only African-American pilots who served in combat with the Army Air Forces during World War II. Because they trained at Tuskegee Army Air...read more

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 Teniente) December 16, 2014
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The chronology is concerned primarily with operations of the US Army Air Forces and its combat units between December 7, 1941 and September 15, 1945. It is designed as a companion reference to the seven-volume history of The Army Air Forces in World War 11, edited by Wesley Frank Craven and...read more

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 Teniente) December 11, 2014
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I first joined No. 454 Squadron in February 1944 from RAF Shandur in Egypt until I was tour expired the following January. My connection with the Squadron continued more recently as the Secretary of the 454/459 Squadron’s Association and I was delighted to be asked to contribute to the foreword...read more

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