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8th Special Operations Squadron

The 8th Special Operations Squadron (8 SOS) is a squadron of the United States Air Force. [1]

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan (Pashto/Dari:, Afġānistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.

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Air Force One (film)

Air Force One is a 1997 American political action thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen.

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Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

The Air Force Outstanding Unit Award is one of the unit awards of the United States Air Force.

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Air Force Reserve Command

The Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) is a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force, with its headquarters stationed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

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Air Force Special Operations Command

United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is the special operations component of the United States Air Force and the U.S. Air Force component command to the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), a unified combatant command located at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

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Air Transport Command

Air Transport Command (ATC) is an United States Air Force unit that was created during World War II as the strategic airlift component of the United States Army Air Forces.

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Airco DH.4

The Airco DH.4 was a British two-seat biplane day bomber of World War I. It was designed by Geoffrey de Havilland (hence "DH") for Airco, and was the first British two-seat light day-bomber to have an effective defensive armament.

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Airdrop

An airdrop is a type of airlift, developed during World War II to resupply otherwise inaccessible troops, who themselves may have been airborne forces.

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Amanty Airdrome

Amanty Airdrome was a temporary World War I airfield in France.

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An Khê District

An Khê is a town (''thị xã'') of Gia Lai Province in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam.

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Archerfield Airport

Archerfield Airport is a Leased Federal Airport located in Archerfield, to the south of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Ashiya Air Field

is a military airdrome of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

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Attack on Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, in the United States Territory of Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941.

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Barksdale Air Force Base

Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately east-southeast of Bossier City, Louisiana.

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Bataan

Bataan is a province of the Philippines occupying the entire Bataan Peninsula on Luzon.

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Battle of Château-Thierry (1918)

The Battle of Château-Thierry was fought on July 18, 1918 and was one of the first actions of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) under General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing.

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Battle of Inchon

The Battle of Inchon (인천 상륙 작전, Incheon Sangnyuk Jakjeon) was an amphibious invasion and battle of the Korean War that resulted in a decisive victory and strategic reversal in favor of the United Nations.

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Battle of Osan

The Battle of Osan (오산 전투) was the first engagement between United States and North Korean forces during the Korean War, on July 5, 1950.

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Battle of Pusan Perimeter

The Battle of Pusan Perimeter was a large-scale battle between United Nations and North Korean forces lasting from August 4 to September 18, 1950.

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Battle of Saint-Mihiel

The Battle of Saint-Mihiel was a World War I battle fought from 12–15 September 1918, involving the American Expeditionary Forces and 110,000 French troops under the command of General John J. Pershing of the United States against German positions.

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability.

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Bell P-39 Airacobra

The Bell P-39 Airacobra was one of the principal American fighter aircraft in service when the United States entered World War II.

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Bien Hoa Air Base

Bien Hoa Air Base is a Vietnam People's Air Force (Không quân Nhân dân Việt Nam) military airfield located in South-Central southern Vietnam about from Saigon near the city of Biên Hòa within Đồng Nai Province.

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Bismarck Archipelago

The Bismarck Archipelago is a group of islands off the northeastern coast of New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean and is part of the Islands Region of Papua New Guinea.

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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC).

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Boeing B-29 Superfortress

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and was flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War.

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Boeing GA-1

The Boeing GA-1 (company designation Model 10) was an armored triplane.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian Bosna i Hercegovina,; Cyrillic script: Боснa и Херцеговина), sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH, and in short often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula.

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Bougainville Island

Bougainville Island is the main island of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville of Papua New Guinea.

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Breddan Aerodrome

Breddan Aerodrome is a heritage-listed abandoned aerodrome located north of Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia.

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Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia.

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Buna Airfield

Buna Airfield was an aerodrome located near Buna, Papua New Guinea.

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Buna, Papua New Guinea

Buna is a village in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea.

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Cagayan Valley

Cagayan Valley (Filipino: Lambak ng Cagayan, Ibanag: Tana' nak Cagayan, Ilokano: Tanap ti Cagayan, Itawis: Tanap yo Cagayan, Malaueg: Ga-dang yo Cagayan) is a region of the Philippines (also designated as Region II or Region 02).

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Camp Mills

Camp Albert L. Mills (Camp Mills) was a military installation on Long Island, New York.

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Cessna A-37 Dragonfly

The Cessna A-37 Dragonfly, or Super Tweet, is an American light attack aircraft developed from the T-37 Tweet basic trainer in the 1960s and 1970s by Cessna of Wichita, Kansas.

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Charters Towers

Charters Towers is a city in northern Queensland, Australia.

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Clark Air Base

For other air fields, see Clark Field (disambiguation) Clark Air Base is a former United States Air Force base on Luzon Island in the Philippines, located 3 miles west of Angeles, about 40 miles northwest of Metro Manila.

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Cold War

The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw Pact).

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Communist Party of China

The Communist Party of China (CPC) is the founding and ruling political party of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

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Cooktown Airport

Cooktown Airport is an airport in Cooktown, Queensland, Australia and is the gateway to Cape York Peninsula.

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Corregidor

Corregidor Island, locally called Isla ng Corregidor, is an island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines.

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Curtiss A-12 Shrike

The Curtiss A-12 Shrike was the United States Army Air Corps' second monoplane ground-attack aircraft, and its main attack aircraft through most of the 1930s.

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Curtiss A-18 Shrike

The Curtiss A-18 Model 76A Shrike II was a 1930s United States twin-engine ground-attack aircraft.

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Curtiss A-8

The A-8 was a low-wing monoplane ground-attack aircraft built by the United States company Curtiss, designed in response to a 1929 United States Army Air Corps requirement for an attack aircraft to replace the A-3 Falcon.

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Curtiss Falcon

The Curtiss Falcon was a family of military biplane aircraft built by the United States aircraft manufacturer Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company during the 1920s.

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Curtiss JN-4

The Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" was one of a series of "JN" biplanes built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of Hammondsport, New York, later the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company.

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Da Nang Air Base

Da Nang Air Base (1957–1975) was a Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) facility.

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Daegu International Airport

Daegu International Airport (Hangul: 대구국제공항; Hanja: 大邱國際空港; Revised Romanization: Daegu Gukje Gonghang; McCune-Reischauer: Taegu Kukche Konghang) is primarily a domestic airport in the city of Daegu, South Korea.

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Davis–Monthan Air Force Base

Davis–Monthan Air Force Base (DM AFB) is a United States Air Force base located within the city limits approximately south-southeast of downtown Tucson, Arizona.

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Douglas A-1 Skyraider

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider (formerly AD) was an American single-seat attack aircraft that saw service between the late 1940s and early 1980s.

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Douglas A-20 Havoc

The Douglas A-20 Havoc (company designation DB-7) was an American attack, light bomber, intruder aircraft of World War II.

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Douglas A-26 Invader

The Douglas A-26 Invader (designated B-26 between 1948 and 1965) is a twin-engined light bomber and attack aircraft that was built by Douglas Aircraft Company during World War II which also saw service during several major Cold War conflicts.

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Douglas B-18 Bolo

The Douglas B-18 Bolo medium bomber served with the United States Army Air Corps and the Royal Canadian Air Force (as the Douglas Digby) during the late 1930s and early 1940s.

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Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur (26 January 18805 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army.

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Douglas O-2

The Douglas O-2 was a 1920s American observation aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company.

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Douglas SBD Dauntless

The Douglas SBD Dauntless was a World War II American naval scout plane and dive bomber that was manufactured by Douglas Aircraft from 1940 through 1944.

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Duke Field

Duke Field, also known as Eglin AFB Auxiliary Field #3, is a military airport located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Crestview, in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States.

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Dulag Airfield

Dulag Airfield is a World War II airfield located near Dulag in the province of Leyte, Philippines.

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Dumpu, Papua New Guinea

Dumpu is a village in the upper Ramu Valley in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.

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Dutch East Indies

The Dutch East Indies (or Netherlands East Indies; Nederlands-Indië; Hindia Belanda) was a Dutch colony that became modern Indonesia following World War II.

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Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base

Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base is a joint installation shared by various active component and reserve component military units, as well as aircraft flight operations of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under the aegis of the nearby Johnson Space Center.

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Far East Air Force (United States)

The Far East Air Force (FEAF) was the military aviation organization of the United States Army in the Philippines just prior to and at the beginning of World War II.

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Fargues-Saint-Hilaire

Fargues-Saint-Hilaire is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

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Fifth Air Force

The Fifth Air Force (5 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force Pacific Air Forces (PACAF).

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Fort Crockett

Fort Crockett is a government reservation on Galveston Island overlooking the Gulf of Mexico originally built as a defense installation to protect the city and harbor of Galveston and to secure the entrance to Galveston Bay, thus protecting the commercial and industrial ports of Galveston and Houston and the extensive oil refineries in the bay area.

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Gallant Unit Citation

The Gallant Unit Citation (GUC), a United States Air Force unit award, was approved in March 2004 and is awarded to any Air Force unit which distinguishes itself by extraordinary heroism while engaged in armed combat with an enemy force on or after 11 September 2001.

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Gallantry Cross (Vietnam)

The Gallantry Cross (Anh Dũng Bội Tinh) is a military decoration of the former Government of South Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam).

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Galveston, Texas

Galveston is a coastal city located on Galveston Island and Pelican Island in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Gasmata Airport

Gasmata Airport is an airfield in Gasmata, in the West New Britain Province of Papua New Guinea.

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Geneva Conference (1954)

The Geneva Conference (April 26 – July 20, 1954) was a conference which took place in Geneva, Switzerland, whose purpose was to attempt to find a way to settle outstanding issues on the Korean peninsula and discuss the possibility of restoring peace in Indochina.

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Geography of Taiwan

Taiwan (historically called Formosa, from Portuguese: Ilha Formosa, "Beautiful Island") is an island in East Asia; it is located some off the southeastern coast of China across the Taiwan Strait.

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Girua Airport

Girua Airport is an airport serving Popondetta, a city in the Oro (or Northern) province in Papua New Guinea.

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Gona

Gona is a coastal village in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea.

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Grenada

Grenada (La Grenade) is an island country consisting of Grenada itself and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea.

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Gulf of Tonkin incident

The Gulf of Tonkin incident (Sự kiện Vịnh Bắc Bộ), also known as the USS Maddox incident, is the name given to what were originally claimed to be two separate confrontations involving North Vietnam and the United States in the waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.

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Gulf War

The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

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Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–53).

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Ho Chi Minh trail

The Hồ Chí Minh trail (also known in Vietnam as the "Trường Sơn trail") was a logistical system that ran from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) to the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) through the neighboring kingdoms of Laos and Cambodia.

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Honduras

Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras (República de Honduras), is a republic in Central America.

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Honshu

() is the largest and most populous island of Japan.

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Hunter Army Airfield

Hunter Army Airfield, located in Savannah, Georgia, United States, is a military airfield and subordinate installation to Fort Stewart located in Hinesville, Georgia.

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Hurlburt Field

Hurlburt Field is a United States Air Force installation located in Okaloosa County, Florida, immediately west of the Town of Mary Esther.

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Invasion of Grenada

Operation Urgent Fury was a 1983 United States–led invasion of Grenada, a Caribbean island nation with a population of about 91,000 located north of Venezuela, that resulted in a U.S. victory within a matter of weeks.

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Iran hostage crisis

The Iran hostage crisis, was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States.

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Iraq

Iraq (or; العراق, Kurdish: Êraq), officially the Republic of Iraq (Arabic: جمهورية العراق; كۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia.

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Iraq War

The Iraq WarThe conflict is also known as the War in Iraq, the Occupation of Iraq, the Second Gulf War, Gulf War II, and Gulf War 2.

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Iruma Air Base

is a Japan Air Self-Defense Force base located in the city of Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, north of western Tokyo, Japan.

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IV Corps Observation Group

The IV Corps Observation Group was an Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I. It was demobilized on 12 May 1919.

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Jacksons International Airport

Jacksons International Airport, also known as Port Moresby Airport, is located 5 miles (8 kilometres) outside Port Moresby, in Papua New Guinea.

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Jayapura

Jayapura City (Kota Jayapura) is the provincial capital of Papua, Indonesia.

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Kansas Air National Guard

The Kansas Air National Guard (KS ANG) is the air force militia of the State of Kansas, United States of America.

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Kelly Field Annex

Kelly Field Annex (formerly Kelly Air Force Base) is a United States Air Force facility located in San Antonio, Texas.

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Kila Airfield

Kila Airfield (also known as Kila Kila Airfield and 3-Mile Drome) is a former World War II airfield near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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Korean War

The Korean War (in South Korean Hangul: 한국전쟁, Hanja: 韓國戰爭, Hanguk Jeonjaeng, "Korean War"; in North Korean Chosungul: 조국해방전쟁, Joguk Haebang Jeonjaeng, "Fatherland Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union.

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Kunsan Air Base

Kunsan K-8 Air Base is a United States Air Force base located at Gunsan Airport, which is on the west coast of the South Korean peninsula bordered by the Yellow Sea.

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Kuwait

Kuwait (دولة الكويت), officially the State of Kuwait, is a country in Western Asia.

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Lae

Lae() is the capital of Morobe Province and is the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea.

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Lae Airfield

Lae Airfield is a former World War II airfield and later, civilian airport located at Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

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Lae Nadzab Airport

Lae Nadzab Airport is a regional airport located at Nadzab outside of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea along the Highlands Highway.

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Landing Ship, Tank

Landing Ship, Tank (LST) is the naval designation for vessels created during World War II to support amphibious operations by carrying vehicles, cargo, and landing troops directly onto an unimproved shore.

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Laredo, Texas

Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, located on the north bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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Le Havre

Le Havre is an urban French commune and city in the Seine-Maritime department in the Upper Normandy region of north-western France.

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Leyte

Leyte is an island in the Visayas group of the Philippines.

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Liberia

Liberia, Cape Mesurado, Grain Coast, Pepper Coast, (Little America) or (LIB), commonly and officially referred to as the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast.

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List of Air Service American Expeditionary Force aerodromes in France

When the United States entered World War I on 6 April 1917, the Air Service of the United States Army existed only as a branch of the Signal Corps, and was known by the name of Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps.

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List of American Aero Squadrons

This is a partial list of original Air Service, United States Army "Aero Squadrons" before and during World War I. Units formed after January 1, 1919 are not listed.

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Lockheed AC-130

The Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily armed ground-attack aircraft variant of the C-130 Hercules transport plane.

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Lockheed EC-130

The Lockheed Martin EC-130 series comprises several slightly different versions of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules that have been and continue to be operated by the U.S. Air Force and, until the 1990s, the U.S. Navy.

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Lockheed MC-130

The Lockheed MC-130 is the basic designation for a family of special mission aircraft operated by the United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), a wing of the Air Education and Training Command, and an AFSOC-gained wing of the Air Force Reserve Command.

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Lockheed P-38 Lightning

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a World War II American fighter aircraft.

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Luzon

Luzon is the largest and most populous island in the Philippines.

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Mali

Mali, officially the Republic of Mali (République du Mali), is a landlocked country in West Africa.

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Manila

Manila (Philippine English:; Maynilà) is the capital city of the Philippines.

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Manokwari

Manokwari is a city in Indonesia.

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Manuel Noriega

Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno (born February 11, 1934) is a former Panamanian politician and military officer.

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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni or MCAS Iwakuni is a United States Marine Corps air station located in the Nishiki river delta, southeast of the Iwakuni Station in the city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi, Japan.

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Marston Mat

Marston Mat is standardized, perforated steel matting material originally developed by the United States at the Waterways Experiment Station shortly before World War II, primarily for the rapid construction of temporary runways and landing strips.

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Martin B-57 Canberra

The Martin B-57 Canberra is an American-built, twin jet engine tactical bomber and reconnaissance aircraft that entered service with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1953.

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McAllen Miller International Airport

McAllen Miller International Airport is a city owned, public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) south of the central business district of McAllen, a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States.

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McAllen, Texas

McAllen is the twenty-first most populous city in Texas and the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas.

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Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.

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Meuse-Argonne Offensive

The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also known as the Maas-Argonne Offensive and the Battle of the Argonne Forest, was a part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front.

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Mindanao

Mindanao is the second largest and southernmost major island in the Philippines.

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Mindoro

Mindoro is the seventh-largest island in the Philippines.

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Mitchel Air Force Base

Mitchel Air Force Base also known as Mitchel Field, was a United States Air Force base located on the Hempstead Plains of Long Island, New York, United States.

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Mitsubishi F1M

The Mitsubishi F1M (Allied reporting name "Pete") was a Japanese reconnaissance floatplane of World War II.

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Munsan

Munsan is an administrative division (''eup'') of ''Paju-si'', Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

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Nadzab

Nadzab Village is in the Markham Valley, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea on the Highlands Highway.

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Naval Air Facility Atsugi

is a naval air base located in the cities of Yamato and Ayase in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Netherlands New Guinea

Netherlands New Guinea (Dutch: Nederlands-Nieuw-Guinea) refers to the West Papua region while it was an overseas territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 1949 to 1962.

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New Britain

New Britain, or Niu Briten, is the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago (named after Otto von Bismarck) of Papua New Guinea.

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New Guinea campaign

The New Guinea campaign of the Pacific War lasted from January 1942 until the end of the war in August 1945.

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North American B-25 Mitchell

The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American twin-engine, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation.

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North American F-100 Super Sabre

The North American F-100 Super Sabre was an American supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1954 to 1971 and with the Air National Guard (ANG) until 1979.

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North Korea

North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.

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North Vietnam

The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV; Việt Nam Dân chủ Cộng hòa), commonly known in English as North Vietnam, was a Marxist–Leninist government founded in 1945, laying claim to all of Vietnam yet comprising most of North Vietnam from September 1945 to December 1946, controlling pockets of territory throughout the country until 1954, and governing territory north of the 17th parallel until 1976, when the government led by the Communist Party reunified with the Southern Provisional Government governed from Hanoi.

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Northrop A-17

The Northrop A-17, a development of the Northrop Gamma 2F was a two-seat, single-engine, monoplane, attack bomber built in 1935 by the Northrop Corporation for the U.S. Army Air Corps.

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Numfor

Numfor (also Numfoor, Noemfoor, Noemfoer) is one of the Biak Islands (formerly Schouten Islands) in Papua province, Indonesia.

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Operation Deny Flight

Operation Deny Flight was a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) operation that began on 12 April 1993 as the enforcement of a United Nations (UN) no-fly zone over Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Operation Eagle Claw

Operation Eagle Claw (or Operation Evening Light or Operation Rice Bowl) was a United States Armed Forces operation ordered by US President Jimmy Carter to attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis by rescuing 52 diplomats held captive at the embassy of the United States, Tehran on 24 April 1980.

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Operation Enduring Freedom

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) is the official name used by the government of the United States of America to describe the Global War on Terrorism.

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Operation Provide Promise

Operation Provide Promise was a humanitarian relief operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Yugoslav Wars, from 2 July 1992, to 9 January 1996, which made it the longest running humanitarian airlift in history.

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Operation Southern Watch

Operation Southern Watch was a military operation conducted by the United States Department of Defense.

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Osan

Osan is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, approximately 35 km south of Seoul.

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Ourches Aerodrome

Ourches Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France.

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Owen Stanley Range

Owen Stanley Range is the south-eastern part of the central mountain-chain in Papua New Guinea.

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Pacific Air Forces

Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) is a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force and is also the air component command of the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM).

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Phan Rang Air Base

Phan Rang Air Base (also called Thành Sơn Air Base) is a Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) (Khong Quan Nhan Dan Viet Nam) military airfield in Vietnam.

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Phước Tuy Province

Phước Tuy Province was a province of the former South Vietnam.

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Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation

The Philippine Presidential Unit Citationis a unit decoration of the Republic of the Philippines.

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Philippines

The Philippines (Pilipinas), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean.

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Pleiku

Pleiku is a city in central Vietnam, located in that nation's central highland region.

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Pope Field

Pope Field is a U.S. military facility located 12 miles (19 km) northwest of the central business district of Fayetteville, in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States.

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Port Moresby

(Tok Pisin: Pot Mosbi), also referred to as Moresby and Pom Town, is the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea (PNG).

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Port Moresby Airfield Complex

The Port Moresby Airfield Complex was a World War II military airfield complex, built near Port Moresby, Papua and New Guinea.

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Presidential Unit Citation (United States)

The Presidential Unit Citation (PUC), originally called the Distinguished Unit Citation, is awarded to units of the United States Armed Forces, and those of allied countries, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after 7 December 1941 (the date of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of American involvement in World War II).

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Pyongyang

Pyongyang (literally: "Flat Land" or "Peaceful Land", approved: P’yŏngyang; several variants) is the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (commonly known as North Korea) and the largest city in the country.

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Rabaul

Rabaul is a township in East New Britain province, on the island of New Britain, in the country of Papua New Guinea.

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RAF Northolt

RAF Northolt is a Royal Air Force station in South Ruislip, from Uxbridge in the London Borough of Hillingdon, west London.

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RAF Wyton

Royal Air Force Wyton or more simply RAF Wyton is a Royal Air Force station near St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, England.

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Raymond H. Wilkins

Raymond Harrell Wilkins (September 28, 1917 – November 2, 1943) was a United States Army Air Forces officer and a posthumous recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.

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Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation

The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation (Hangul: 대한민국 대통령 부대 표창; Hanja: 大韓民國大統領 部隊表彰) is a military unit award presented by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.

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Richard H. Ellis

Richard Hastings Ellis (July 19, 1919March 28, 1989) was a United States Air Force general who served as the commander in chief of the Strategic Air Command and director of the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff with headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

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Rio Grande

The Rio Grande (or; Río Bravo del Norte, or simply Río Bravo) is one of the principal rivers in the southwest United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Colorado River).

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RMS Carpathia

RMS Carpathia was a Cunard Line transatlantic passenger steamship built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson.

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Rockwell Field

Rockwell Field is a former United States Army Air Corps military airfield, located northwest of Coronado, California on North Island, San Diego.

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Saizerais Aerodrome

Saizerais Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France.

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Salamaua

Salamaua was a small town situated on the north-eastern coastline of Papua New Guinea part of Morobe province.

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San Jose Airport (Mindoro)

For the airport in the United States, see San José International Airport San Jose Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng San Jose), formerly known as McGuire Field, is an airport serving the general area of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro in the Philippines.

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.

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Savannah Air National Guard Base

Savannah Air National Guard Base is the home base of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing (165 AW) and the Georgia ANG Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC).

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Selfridge Air National Guard Base

Selfridge Air National Guard Base or Selfridge ANGB is an Air National Guard installation located in Harrison Township, Michigan, near Mount Clemens.

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Sentani Airport

Sentani Airport (Bandar Udara Sentani) is an airport serving Jayapura, the capital of Papua province, Indonesia, on the island of New Guinea.

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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands is a sovereign country consisting of a large number of islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu and covering a land area of.

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South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (lit. The Republic of Great Han; ROK), and commonly referred to as Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

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South Vietnam

South Vietnam, officially the Republic of Vietnam (Việt Nam Cộng Hòa), governed the southern half of Vietnam until 1975.

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St. Maixent Replacement Barracks

The Air Service Replacement Concentration Barracks is a former military facility in the vicinity of Saint-Maixent-l'École, Poitou-Charentes, France.

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Subic Bay

Subic Bay is a bay on the west coast of the island of Luzon in Zambales, Philippines, about northwest of Manila Bay.

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Taliban

The Taliban (طالبان "students"), alternately spelled Taleban, is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan.

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Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport (Sân bay quốc tế Tân Sơn Nhất, Cảng hàng không quốc tế Tân Sơn Nhất) is Vietnam's largest international airport in terms of area (compared with of Ha Noi's Nội Bài International Airport and Đà Nẵng's Đà Nẵng International AirportVietnam Aviation Magazine (Tạp chí Hàng không), October 2007 issue (a magazine published by the Vietnam Aviation Authority), in article Is that possible for a new international airport in Hai Duong Province ?).

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Tan Son Nhut Air Base

Tan Son Nhut Air Base (Căn cứ không quân Tân Sơn Nhứt) (1955–1975) was a Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) facility.

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Thirteenth Air Force

The Thirteenth Air Force (13 AF) was a numbered air force of the United States Air Force Pacific Air Forces (PACAF).

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Thomas-Morse O-19

The Thomas-Morse O-19 was an American observation biplane built by the Thomas-Morse Aircraft Company for the United States Army Air Corps.

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Toul-Croix De Metz Airfield

Toul-Croix De Metz Airfield is a former military airfield which is located approximately 1 mile northeast of Toul (Département de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine); 160 miles east of Paris.

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Townsville

Townsville is a city on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia.

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Unconventional warfare

Unconventional warfare (abbreviated UW) is the opposite of conventional warfare.

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United Nations Security Council

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security as well as accepting new members to the United Nations and approving any changes to its United Nations Charter.

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United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services.

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United States Army Air Corps

The United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) was the military aviation arm of the United States of America between 1926 and 1941.

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United States Army Border Air Patrol

With the end of World War I in 1918, the Air Service, United States Army was largely demobilized.

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United States invasion of Panama

The United States Invasion of Panama, code-named Operation Just Cause, was the invasion of Panama by the United States between mid-December 1989 and late-January 1990.

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USS Ancon (AGC-4)

USS Ancon (AGC-4) was an ocean liner acquired by the United States Navy during World War II and converted to a combined headquarters and communications command ship.

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USS Pastores (AF-16)

USS Pastores (AF-16) was a Pastores class store ship acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War I and re-acquired during World War II.

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VI Corps Observation Group

The VI Corps Observation Group was an Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I as part of the Air Service, Second United States Army.

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Viet Cong

The Việt Cộng (()) was the name given by Western sources to the National Liberation Front, a political organization with its own army in South Vietnam and Cambodia that fought and defeated the United States and South Vietnamese governments during the Vietnam War (1959–1975).

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Vietnam Air Force

The Vietnam Air Force – VNAF (Vietnamese: Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa – KLVNCH) was the Air Force branch of the Republic of Vietnam Military Forces, the official military of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) from 1955 to 1975.

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Vietnam War

The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and also known in Vietnam as Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

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Wakde

Wakde is an island group of Indonesia, part of the province of West Papua, between the districts of Pantai Timur and Tor Atas.

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West Papua (region)

West Papua or Western New Guinea is a disputed territory which was annexed by Indonesia from the Netherlands in 1969, which till then had been occupied by the Dutch, and is the western half of the island of New Guinea and smaller islands to its west.

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Western Front (World War I)

Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the German Army opened the Western Front by first invading Luxembourg and Belgium, then gaining military control of important industrial regions in France.

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Wewak Airport

Wewak Airport, also known as Boram Airport, is an airport in Wewak, Papua New Guinea.

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William Westmoreland

William Childs Westmoreland (March 26, 1914 – July 18, 2005) was a United States Army general, widely blamed for the heavy losses in the Vietnam War.

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Winchester

Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire.

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World Trade Center (1973–2001)

The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Yokota Air Base

, is a United States Air Force base in the city of Fussa, one of 26 cities in the Tama Area, or Western Tokyo.

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12th Aero Squadron

The 12th Aero Squadron was a Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I. The squadron was assigned as a Corps Observation Squadron, performing short-range, tactical reconnaissance over the I Corps, United States First Army sector of the Western Front in France, providing battlefield intelligence.

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13th Aero Squadron

The 13th Aero Squadron was a Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I. The squadron was assigned as a Day Pursuit (Fighter) Squadron as part of the 2d Pursuit Group, First United States Army.

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13th Bomb Squadron

The 13th Bomb Squadron (13 BS) is a squadron of the United States Air Force.

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19th Operations Group

The 19th Operations Group (19 OG) is the operational flying component of the United States Air Force 19th Airlift Wing, stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.

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1st Marine Division (United States)

The 1st Marine Division is a Marine infantry division of the United States Marine Corps headquartered at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.

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1st Special Operations Wing

The 1st Special Operations Wing (1 SOW) at Hurlburt Field, Florida is one of three United States Air Force active duty Special Operations wings and falls under the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

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2d Air Division

The 2d Air Division (2d AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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315th Airlift Wing

The 315th Airlift Wing (315 AW) is a wing of the United States Air Force Reserve.

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35th Fighter Wing

The 35th Fighter Wing (35 FW) is an air combat unit of the United States Air Force and the host unit at Misawa Air Base, Japan.

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377th Air Base Wing

The 377th Air Base Wing (377 ABW) is a wing of the United States Air Force based at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

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38th parallel north

The 38th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 38 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane.

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3d Operations Group

The 3d Operations Group (3 OG) is the operational flying component of the United States Air Force 3d Wing.

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3d Wing

The 3d Wing (3 WG) is a unit of the United States Air Force, assigned to the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) Eleventh Air Force.

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405th Air Expeditionary Wing

The 405th Air Expeditionary Wing (405 AEW) is a provisional United States Air Force unit assigned to Air Combat Command.

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41st Air Division

The 41st Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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49th Operations Group

The 49th Operations Group (49 OG) is the operational flying component of the United States Air Force 49th Wing.

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711th Special Operations Squadron

The 711th Special Operations Squadron (711 SOS) is part of the 919th Special Operations Wing at Duke Field, Florida.

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7th Infantry Division (United States)

The 7th Infantry Division is an infantry division of the United States Army.

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8th Aero Squadron

The 8th Aero Squadron was a Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I. The squadron was assigned as a Corps Observation Squadron, performing short-range, tactical reconnaissance over the IV Corps, United States First Army sector of the Western Front in France, providing battlefield intelligence.

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8th Special Operations Squadron

The 8th Special Operations Squadron (8 SOS) is a squadron of the United States Air Force.

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90th Aero Squadron

The 90th Aero Squadron was a Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I. The squadron was assigned as a Corps Observation Squadron, performing short-range, tactical reconnaissance over the III Corps, United States First Army sector of the Western Front in France, providing battlefield intelligence.

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9th Aero Squadron

The 9th Aero Squadron was a Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I. The squadron was assigned as an Army Observation Squadron, performing long-range, strategic night reconnaissance over the entire length of the United States First Army sector of the Western Front in France.

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8 SOS, 8th Attack Squadron, 8th Bombardment Squadron, 8th Special Operations Squadron (United States), 8th Surveillance Squadron, 8th Tactical Bombardment Squadron.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8th_Special_Operations_Squadron

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