United States Air Force

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During the Second World War, the Army Air Corps was heavily involved with fighting in all theaters and was most notable for taking part in daylight bombing raids as part of the Allied strategic air campaign against [[Nazi Germany]].  One of the well known leaders of the corps during the war was Curtis LeMay (November 15, 1906 – October 1, 1990), who was in command of the US bomber campaign in the Pacific against the Empire of Japan.  One famous mission from the early part of the war was The Doolittle Raid.   
 
During the Second World War, the Army Air Corps was heavily involved with fighting in all theaters and was most notable for taking part in daylight bombing raids as part of the Allied strategic air campaign against [[Nazi Germany]].  One of the well known leaders of the corps during the war was Curtis LeMay (November 15, 1906 – October 1, 1990), who was in command of the US bomber campaign in the Pacific against the Empire of Japan.  One famous mission from the early part of the war was The Doolittle Raid.   
  
On September 26, 1947, the Air Force was created as a separate military branch from the [[US Army]].  The United States Air Force has 3 main commands: Bomber Command, Fighter Command, and Airlift Command.  Bomber Command is in charge of the Air Forces' Strategic and Atomic attack assets, while Fighter Command is over the operation of interception and close support operations, and Airlift Command maintains the supply and logistics wings.  They maintain bases all over the world and, as part of NATO, have a major strategic presence in Europe.
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On September 26, 1947, the Air Force was created as a separate military branch from the [[United States Army|US Army]].  The United States Air Force has 3 main commands: Bomber Command, Fighter Command, and Airlift Command.  Bomber Command is in charge of the Air Forces' Strategic and Atomic attack assets, while Fighter Command is over the operation of interception and close support operations, and Airlift Command maintains the supply and logistics wings.  They maintain bases all over the world and, as part of NATO, have a major strategic presence in Europe.
  
 
== Notable Aircraft ==
 
== Notable Aircraft ==

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