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General Benamin O. Davis, Jr. - He was the leader of the Tuskegee Airmen (the Red Tails), but he was one of the most accomplished men int he history of the United States Military. He was the first Black Graduate of the the U.S. Military Academy and would become the first Black General in the U.S. Air Force. - from www.greatblackher...

General James "Jimmy" Doolittle, earned the Medal of Honor for his valor and leadership as commander of the Doolittle Raid. On April 18, 1942, just 19 weeks after Japan’s devastating attack at Pearl Harbor, Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle led the retaliatory bombardment of the Japanese capital. Newspapers headlined the news: ‘TOKYO BOMBED! DOOLITTLE DOOD IT!’ General Doolittle served as commander of the 12th Air Force in North Africa, the 15th Air Force in Italy, and the 8th Air Force in England.

USAF F-104 Starfighter...


Ronald Reagan in the U.S. Army Air Force 1940s. Ronald Reagan: Captain, U.S. Army. Reagan enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve during peacetime (1937) and was already a Second Lieutenant when war broke out. He reported for active duty in 1942. His nearsightedness prevented him from serving overseas, however, and he spent the war doing armed forces PR in Culver City, California.follow us historychannelfro...


B52 at the Air Force Academy

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Captain Glenn Miller, Arm Air force. Led a 50-piece Army Air Force Band, which gave 800 performances in England in the summer of 1944.

Paul Tibbets stands by the Enola Gay in an undisclosed location. The Enola Gay a B-29 was the first plane to drop an atomic bomb. Tibbets, his crew, and the Enola Gay dropped the bomb (Little Boy) on Hiroshima Aug 6, 1945. Three days later another bigger bomb (Fat Man) was dropped on Nagasaki. The two bombs effectively ended the war in Japan.

MARCH 16, 2000 - "Col. Thomas W. Ferebee, the bombardier who dropped the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in World War II, died on Thursday at his home in Windermere, Fla. He was 81." Read more at the New York Times:

The Airmen's Creed

Air Force Wife

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1950s Recruiting pamphlet for women in the Air Force

US Air Force Academy, Colorado

WASP-WWII. These women pilots pre-dated the USAF

WWII Recruitment poster

F18 Super Hornet

Pilot of the U.S. Women’s Air Force Service by Peter Stackpole, 1943

Air Force Thunderbirds

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Air Force Memorial

Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH

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