USAAFUnited States Army Air Forces
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The losses were catastrophic, but at the time the USAAF had to launch 70 aircraft to take out a facility in the hopes one got lucky to peer through the clouds and strike a target.
The arrival of the USAAF cadets, Japanese-American students, and additional draft-age males benefitted Albion by increasing enrollment numbers, offering a degree of diversity to campus, and bringing the war closer to the college community.
While building the USAAF, Marshall and Arnold had to "continually fend off congressional demands on the question of an independent air force," a trend originated in the interwar years that gained additional traction during the war.
It's been known at different times as RFC Cheddington, RAF Cheddington, RAF Marsworth and even USAAF Station 113.
Well before the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the USAAF, under the command of General Curtis LeMay, managed to burn every major Japanese city to a cinder with fire bombs.
95) covers one of the most successful USAAF fighter groups of World War 2, and focuses on their aviation successes and tours of duty in North Africa and Italy.
Mines laid by the USAAF accounted for 257 vessels totaling 580,000 tons sunk, 36 times the number of ships sunk by mines laid by all other sources combined.
The Black Lion, it has been reasonably well established, was actually visited by movie star Clark Gable during the war when he was stationed at a USAAF base in the North-east.
Appended are guides to USAAF aircraft in the North African campaign, and air orders of battle, as well as extensive notes and a bibliography.
That is terror bombing Dr Lewis, our bombs were delivered by manned aircraft and many of those crews, English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Australian, Canadian, South African and members of the USAAF did not return.
The USAAF first tried conducting operations from China, but that proved untenable for a variety of reasons.
During his eight months at Sharjah (July 1944 to March 1945) he was attached to the Air Transport Command of the USAAF which had its own camp adjacent to the British Royal Air Force (RAF) base there.