US Army Air Force Documents

(SECRET) – (1944-2016) – Lady Jeannette – B-17G #42-97904

A series of articles, laying out the true events behind the creation of : The Best Kept Secret Of World War Two. In December 1945, when it became known that Gen George S. Patton had told his staff he was quitting the Army so he could speak freely and after New Years 1946 he...

USAAF – Air Attacks on Japan

The Air Attack Against the Japanese Home Islands Basic United States strategy contemplated that the final decision in the Japanese war would be obtained by an invasion of the Japanese home islands. The long-range bombing offensive from the Marianas was initiated in November 1944, with that in mind as the primary objective. As in Europe...

USAAF – Combat Groups – 1940-1945

1st Air Commando Group Constituted as 1st Air Commando Group on March 25 1944 and activated in India on March 29, the group, which began operations immediately, was organized to provide fighter cover, bombardment striking power, and air transportation services for Wingate’s Raiders, who were operating behind enemy lines in Burma. The organization consisted of...

USAAF – Strategic Bombing Survey (ETO)

The new relation of air power to strategy presents one of the distinguishing contrasts between this war and the last. Air power in the last war was in its infancy. The new role of three-dimensional warfare was even then foreseen by a few farsighted men, but planes were insufficient in quality and quantity to...

USAAF Fields & Bases – Europa 1944-1945

After the landing in Normandy, followed by some weeks later with the landing in the Provence (South France), the US Army Air Force started to move ahead it's Airfields to reduce the fly distances between the bombing targets assigned in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany and the home's Airfields in the UK. This started...

USAAF Stations – 1940-1945 – MTO

Army Air Forces - Mediterranean Theater Station List - 1 May 1945 Algiers, Algeria 56 Army Airways Communications System Group - Hq (AAF ATC) Amendola, Italy 2 Bombardment Group (Heavy) - Hq (5 BW) 13 Weather Squadron - Det (AAF MTO) 20 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) (5 BW) 21 Engineer Aviation Regiment - I Co (AAFEC MTO) 49 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) (5...

XIX TAC – 12000 Sorties (1944)

The XIX Tactical Air Command (XIX TAC) is an inactive United States Air Force unit. The unit's last assignment was with the Ninth Air Force based at Biggs Field, Texas. It was inactivated on 31 March 1946. During World War II, the mission of the XIX TAC was to support General Patton's United States...
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54-SB – Sgt Thomas E. Warner – (Dad’s Footsteps)

This is a really nice set of photos (Belgium - Battle of the Bulge), never published before, and sent...
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