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Airforce

The Airforce is the branch of the United States Armed Forces that deals with aviation. On September 18, 1947, the Airforce became recognized as its own branch. The United States Air Force is in fact the largest air force worldwide and is also known as the most technologically advanced Airforce across the globe.

During World War 1, in 1926, the Airforce was part of the American Expeditionary Force. The Airforce basically provided support and assistance to the United States Army. It was actually part of the United States Army and was called the United States Army Air Corps. The Air Force, or the United States Army Air Corp, was making progress developing new aviation techniques and combat strategies during World War I. The Airforce developed the B-9 and the Martin B-10 and continued making further changes into World War II. By the year 1941, the United States Army Air Corp became known as the United States Army Air Force.

The United States Army Air Force demonstrated many new aviation offensive strikes during World War II. After the end of World War II, President Truman signed the act making the United States Air Force its own separate branch. The Air Force was just as competitive and as important as the United States Navy, and Army.

The next war was the Korean War, and by then, the US Airforce was a formidable power to be reckoned with. After the Korean War, the US Airforce saw heavy combat action in Vietnam. The Airforce was the primary branch that was utilized in the mission, called, “Operation Rolling Thunder”. It was the job of the US Airforce to thwart and confuse the enemy with an airborne bombing campaign. The United States Airforce went on to complete several more airborne missions during the Vietnam War. The United States Airforce continues to be one of the most advanced and powerful branches of the United States Armed Forces today.