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At the start of world war i a solid industrial infrastructure on which to construct the world's greatest air force had not existed in the united states. 9th air force of the army air forces in world war ii activated in the us on 28 mar 1946 assigned to tactical air command until dec 1948 when the ninth,. The experience of the us army air force in world war ii demonstrated that american airpower could win decisive victories as a part of pre-existing military. To preserve for all americans the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the eighth air force from world war ii to the .
The commemorative air force ( caf ) is the nation's leading organization devoted to preserving american military aviation history through education, flying and. After the war, hap arnold became the founding father of the modern united states air force no american general or admiral of the second world war had such. World war ii (1941-1945): more than 60,000 army nurses serve stateside and the women airforce service pilots (wasp) are organized and fly as civil service .