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United States. Army Air Forces

 Organization

Historical Note

The United States Army Air Forces (1941-1947; USAAF or AAF) were the military aviation service of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II, successor to the United States Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force.

Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

George E. Adams, Jr. Papers and Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2002-03-15
Abstract Collection of materials related to the military service of Second Lieutenant George E. Adams Jr., who served as a reconnaissance pilot in World War II.

American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews

 Collection
Identifier: 2002-02-13-OralHist
Abstract Collection of approximately one hundred twenty (120) oral histories of Fighter Aces and several non-aces, including relatives of aces, other military pilots, and military historians.

Norman "Jim" S. Archibald Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1986-10-10A
Abstract Norman "Jim" Silas Archibald (1894-1975) of Seattle, Washington served in the U.S. Army Air Service, 95th Aero Squadron during World War I, and later published a bestselling book on his experience. He served again in the Air Force during World War II at home in Seattle. The collection contains correspondence, military documents, photographs, and other materials relating to Archibald's life and military service.

Abraham J. Artig World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-09-11
Overview The A.J. Artig World War II Collection relates to A.J. Artig's service in the Army Air Corps as a B-26 Marauder pilot.

Robert L. Baseler Fighter Ace Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-08-26
Overview This collection relates to Rober L. Baseler's career as a Fighter Ace, with a focus on his service during World War II.

Ole B. Bennedsen World War II Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2011-07-01
Contents of the Collection The Ole B. Bennedsen World War II Collection documents Bennedsen's service as a pilot of Boeing B-17 aircraft on operational missions over Germany near the end of World War II. This small collection includes a Pilot's Flight Log with entries from 1943-1945, a pay card, and a list of all of Bennedsen's 35 operational missions over Germany, which includes the dates and names of German cities. Also present are two black-and-white photographic prints depicting Bennedsen and his "Bonnie Lassie"...

Francis H. Bennett World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-00-00-2
Contents of the Collection The Francis H. Bennett World War II Collection relates to Bennett's training and career in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, circa 1943-1945. It consists of primarily textual materials, including a graduation announcement, an Air Medal award citation, correspondence, military newsletters, printed ephemera, three pages from a scrapbook, and an original poem by Bennett. There is also a photographic portrait of Captain Francis H. Bennett in his Army Air Force uniform. Additionally,...

Lewis Paul Bowers World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-08-09
Contents of the Collection The Lewis Paul Bowers World War II Collection is comprised of photographs and various textual materials, including military records, orrders, certificates, and correspondence, primarily related to the World War II experience of Lewis Paul Bowers, a flight navigator on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator ("Rude Nude") of the 307th Bombardment Group, 13th Air Force. There are also some items related to post-war activities as well as personal and family materials. The bulk of the collection...

Byron Brown World War II Pilot materials

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2013-01-25-A
Contents of the Collection This is a small collection of textual materials relating to navigation and training for Army Air Forces pilots, dated 1943-1944.

Materials include an Army Air Forces Radio Facility Charts booklet, 1943; a navigation training guide [missing section 1], 1943; an empty envelope labeled "Pilots' Information File No. 10 Revision No. 10, June 1, 1944;" and a six-page instructor examination guide, undated.

David Brown Collection of World War II-era aviation ephemera

 Collection — Box: Small Collections oversize materials 2019-
Identifier: 2019-00-00-143
Contents of the Collection This is a very small collection comprised of World War II-era aviation ephemera, dated 1941-1945, collected by David Brown. The collection includes a "God is My Co-Pilot" promotional booklet, four pieces of WWII-era sheet music, an October 1945 United States Army Air Forces Fair leaflet, and a "Parade of Aircraft," souvenir booklet from the Wright Field Air Fair, Dayton, Ohio, October 1945.

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