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Eighth Air Force

The Eighth Air Force (8AF) is a numbered air force (NAF) of the United States Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC). [1]

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer ("leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.

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Aerodrome

An aerodrome or airdrome is a location from which aircraft flight operations take place, regardless of whether they involve air cargo, passengers, or neither.

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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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AGO Flugzeugwerke

AGO Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturing company from 1911 until 1945.

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Air Combat Command

Air Combat Command (ACC) is one of ten major Major Commands (MAJCOMs) in the United States Air Force, reporting to Headquarters, United States Air Force (HAF) at the Pentagon.

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Air Force Global Strike Command

Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) is a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force, headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

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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 Medal

The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States Military.

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Air National Guard

The Air National Guard (ANG), also known as the Air Guard, is a federal military reserve force as well as the militia force of each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Air supremacy

Air supremacy is a position in war where a side holds complete control of air warfare and air power over opposing forces.

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Allies of World War II

The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that opposed the Axis powers together during the Second World War (1939–1945).

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Allison V-1710

The Allison V-1710 aircraft engine was the only indigenous US-developed V-12 liquid-cooled engine to see service during World War II.

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Andersen Air Force Base

Andersen Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force (USAF) base located approximately northeast of Yigo near Agafo Gumas in the United States territory of Guam.

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Andrews Field

Andrews Field is the airfield portion of Joint Base Andrews which is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force.

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Arado Flugzeugwerke

Arado Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturer, originally established as the Warnemünde factory of the Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen firm, that produced land-based military aircraft and seaplanes during the First World War.

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Augsburg

Augsburg is a city in the south-west of Bavaria, Germany.

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Bad Zwischenahn

Bad Zwischenahn (Low German: Twüschenahn) is a town and a municipality in the low-lying Ammerland district, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

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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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Barksdale Global Power Museum

The Barksdale Global Power Museum, formerly known as the Eighth Air Force Museum, is located on Barksdale AFB near Bossier City, Louisiana and is hosted by the 2nd Bomb Wing.

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Battle of Berlin (RAF campaign)

The Battle of Berlin was the British bombing campaign on Berlin from November 1943 to March 1944.

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Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe.

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Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden is a municipality in the German Bavarian Alps.

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Bergstrom Air Force Base

Bergstrom Air Force Base (1942–1993) was a United States Air Force base located seven miles (11 km) southeast of downtown Austin, Texas.

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Berlin Blockade

The Berlin Blockade (1 April 1948 – 12 May 1949) was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War.

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Bernburg

Bernburg is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, capital of the district of Salzlandkreis.

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Big Week

From February 20–25, 1944, as part of the European strategic bombing campaign, the United States Strategic Air Forces (USSTAF) launched Operation Argument, a series of missions against the Third Reich that became known as Big Week.

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Biggs Army Airfield

Biggs Army Airfield, Biggs AAF, Biggs Field, or simply "Biggs" is a military airport located at Fort Bliss in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, in the United States.

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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 B-47 Stratojet

The Boeing B-47 Stratojet (company Model 450) was a long range, six-engine, turbojet-powered strategic bomber designed to fly at high subsonic speed and at high altitude to avoid enemy interceptor aircraft.

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Boeing B-50 Superfortress

The Boeing B-50 Superfortress strategic bomber is a post–World War II revision of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, fitted with more powerful Pratt & Whitney R-4360 radial engines, stronger structure, a taller fin, and other improvements.

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Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber.

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Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a military aerial refueling aircraft.

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Bolo Airfield

Bolo Airfield (also known as Bolo Point Airfield) is a former World War II airfield in Okinawa, at Bolo Point on the East China Sea coast.

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Bomber destroyer

Historically, several aircraft were designated bomber destroyers prior and during the Second World War.

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Bombing of Berlin in World War II

Berlin, the capital of Nazi Germany, was subject to 363 air raids during the Second World War.

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Bombing of Leipzig in World War II

During World War II, Leipzig was repeatedly attacked by British as well as American air raids.

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Brampton, Cambridgeshire

Brampton is a village near Godmanchester south west of Huntingdon, in the Huntingdonshire non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire.

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Braunschweig

Braunschweig or Brunswick (Low German: Brunswiek; Brunswick), is a city of 250,556 people, located in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany.

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Bushy Park

Bushy Park in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is the second largest of London's Royal Parks, at in area.

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Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire (or; abbreviated Cambs.) is an East Anglian county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north-east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west.

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Carl Andrew Spaatz

Carl Andrew "Tooey" Spaatz (June 28, 1891 – July 14, 1974) was an American World War II general and the first Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.

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Castle Air Force Base

Castle Air Force Base (1941–1995) is a former United States Air Force Strategic Air Command base located northeast of Atwater, northwest of Merced and about east southeast of San Francisco, California.

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Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg-Octeville is a city and commune situated at the northern end of the Cotentin peninsula in the northwestern French department of Manche.

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Chinese Civil War

The Chinese Civil War was a civil war in China fought between forces loyal to the Kuomintang (KMT)-led government of the Republic of China, and forces loyal to the Communist Party of China (CPC).

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Classification yard

A classification yard (American and Canadian English) or marshalling yard (British, Indian English and Canadian English) is a railroad yard found at some freight train stations, used to separate railroad cars on to one of several tracks.

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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of El Paso County, Colorado, United States.

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Combat box

The Combat Box was a tactical formation used by heavy (strategic) bombers of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

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Consolidated B-24 Liberator

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator is an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, California.

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Continental Air Forces

Continental Air Forces (CAF) was a United States Army Air Forces major command at the end of World War II and during the early Cold War for combat training of bomber and fighter personnel and for Continental United States (CONUS) air defense after the Aircraft Warning Corps and Ground Observer Corps were placed in standby during 1944.

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Convair B-36 Peacemaker

The Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" was a strategic bomber built by Convair and operated solely by the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1949 to 1959.

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Czechoslovakia

Czechoslovakia or Czecho-Slovakia (Czech and Československo, Česko-Slovensko, in both of those languages) was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993.

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David Wade (Louisiana)

David Wade (June 15, 1911 - May 11, 1990) was a decorated American lieutenant general from three wars who after military retirement on March 1, 1967, served in two appointed positions in the state government of his native Louisiana.

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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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Distinguished Service Cross (United States)

The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army (and previously, the United States Army Air Forces), for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force.

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Dresden

Dresden (Drježdźany) is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany.

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Duxford Aerodrome

Duxford Aerodrome is located south of Cambridge, within the Parish of Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England and nearly west of the village.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (pronounced,; October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961, and the last U.S. President to have been born in the 19th century.

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Dyess Air Force Base

Dyess Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately southwest of Abilene, Texas.

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Eastern Front (World War II)

The Eastern Front of World War II was a theatre of conflict between the European Axis powers and co-belligerent Finland against the Soviet Union, Poland and other allies, which encompassed Northern, Southern and Central and Eastern Europe from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945.

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Eighth Air Force Scouting Forces

The Scouting Forces were several fighter flights formed by Eighth Air Force during World War II with a mission to check for Anti-Aircraft (flak) sites; weather conditions, and for Luftwaffe interceptor airfields and units in advance of heavy bomber missions over Occupied Europe and Nazi Germany.

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Ellsworth Air Force Base

Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately northeast of Rapid City, South Dakota just north of Box Elder, South Dakota.

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English Channel

The English Channel (Manche, "Sleeve"; Mor Breizh, "Bretons Sea"; Mor Bretannek, "British Sea"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France, and joins the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Erkner

Erkner is a town in the Oder-Spree District of Brandenburg, Germany, situated on the south-eastern edge of the German capital city Berlin.

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Essen

Essen (Latin: Assindia) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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European theatre of World War II

The European Theatre of World War II, also known as the European War, was a huge area of heavy fighting across Europe, from Germany's and the Soviet Union's joint invasion of Poland in September 1939 until the end of the war with the Soviet Union conquering much of Europe along with the German unconditional surrender on May 8, 1945 (V-E Day).

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger (Shrike) is a German single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed by Kurt Tank in the late 1930s and widely used during World War II.

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Furth

Furth or Fürth may refer to.

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Georgia (U.S. state)

Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States.

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German Army (Wehrmacht)

The German Army (Heer) was the land forces component of the Wehrmacht, the regular German armed forces, from 1935 until it was demobilized and later dissolved in August 1946.

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Gotha

Gotha is the fifth-largest city in Thuringia, Germany, located west of Erfurt and east of Eisenach with a population of 44,000.

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Gothaer Waggonfabrik

Gothaer Waggonfabrik (Gotha, GWF) was a German manufacturer of rolling stock established in the late nineteenth century at Gotha.

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Grange Hotel, Brampton

The Brampton Grange in Brampton, Cambridgeshire, England, is a historic building that dates back to 1773.

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Grenier Air Force Base

Grenier Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Manchester, New Hampshire, on the county line of Hillsborough and Rockingham counties.

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Guam

Guam (or; Chamorro: Guåhån) is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean.

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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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H2X

H2X radar ("Mickey set", AN/APS-15) was an American development of the British H2S radar, the first ground mapping radar to be used in combat.

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Haiphong

Haiphong (Hải Phòng) is the third largest city of Vietnam and northern Vietnam's most important seaport with its deep-water anchorage and large maritime facilities.

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Hanoi

Hanoi (or; Vietnamese: Hà Nội) is the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city.

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Heavy fighter

A heavy fighter is a fighter aircraft designed to carry heavier weapons or operate at longer ranges.

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Heinkel

Heinkel Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturing company founded by and named after Ernst Heinkel.

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Heinkel He 111

The Heinkel He 111 was a German aircraft designed by Siegfried and Walter Günter at Heinkel Flugzeugwerke in the early 1930s.

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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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Ie Shima Airfield

is a gunnery and training facility, managed by the United States Marine Corps and a former World War II airfield complex on Ie Shima, an island located off the northwest coast of Okinawa Island in the East China Sea.

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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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Ira C. Eaker

General Ira Clarence Eaker (April 13, 1896 – August 6, 1987) was a general of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.

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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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Jagdgeschwader 7

Jagdgeschwader 7 (JG 7) Nowotny was a Luftwaffe fighter-wing of World War II and the first operational jet fighter ''Geschwader'' in the world.

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Jet aircraft

A jet aircraft (or simply jet) is an aircraft (nearly always a fixed-wing aircraft) propelled by jet engines (jet propulsion).

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Jimmy Doolittle

James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle (December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993) was an American aviation pioneer.

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Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling

Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling is a 905-acre (366 ha) military installation, located in Southeast Washington, D.C., established on 1 October 2010 in accordance with congressional legislation implementing the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

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Junkers

Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG (JFM, earlier JCO or JKO in World War I), more commonly Junkers, was a major German aircraft manufacturer.

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Junkers Ju 88

The Junkers Ju 88 was a German World War II Luftwaffe twin-engined multirole combat aircraft.

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Kadena Air Base

, (IATA: DNA, ICAO: RODN) is a United States Air Force base in the towns of Kadena and Chatan and the city of Okinawa, in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Kearney Regional Airport

Kearney Regional Airport (formerly Kearney Municipal Airport) is in Buffalo County, Nebraska, five miles northeast of Kearney, which owns it.

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Ketteringham

Ketteringham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.

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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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Langley Field

Langley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia.

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Leipzig

Leipzig is the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany.

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Leuna

Leuna is a town in the Saalekreis, Saxony-Anhalt, eastern Germany, south of Merseburg and Halle.

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Lieutenant general (United States)

In the United States Army, the United States Air Force and the United States Marine Corps, lieutenant general (abbreviated LTG in the Army, Lt Gen in the Air Force, and LtGen in the Marine Corps) is a three-star general officer rank, with the pay grade of O-9.

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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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Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star

The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first jet fighter used operationally by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF).

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Low Countries

The Low Countries (de Lage Landen., les Pays-Bas.) is a coastal region in western Europe, consisting especially of the Netherlands and Belgium, and the low-lying delta of the Rhine, Meuse, Scheldt, and Ems rivers where much of the land is at or below sea level.

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Luftwaffe

The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the German Wehrmacht during World War II.

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MacDill Air Force Base

MacDill Air Force Base (AFB) is an active United States Air Force base located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida.

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March Air Reserve Base

March Air Reserve Base (March ARB), previously known as March Air Force Base (March AFB) is located in Riverside County, California between the cities of Riverside and Moreno Valley.

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Mariana Islands

The Mariana Islands (also the Marianas) are a crescent-shaped archipelago comprising the summits of fifteen mostly dormant volcanic mountains in the western North Pacific Ocean, between the 12th and 21st parallels north and along the 145th meridian east.

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Marine Corps Air Station Futenma

is a United States Marine Corps base located in Ginowan, northeast of Naha, on the island of Okinawa.

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McCook Army Air Field

McCook Army Airfield was activated on 1 April 1943.

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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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Messerschmitt Bf 109

The Messerschmitt Bf 109, commonly called the Me 109 (most often by Allied aircrew and even amongst the German aces themselves, even though this was not the official German designation), is a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid-1930s.

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Messerschmitt Bf 110

--> The Messerschmitt Bf 110, often (erroneously) called Me 110, was a twin-engine heavy fighter (Zerstörer—German for "Destroyer") and fighter-bomber (Jagdbomber or Jabo) developed in Nazi Germany in the 1930s and used by the Luftwaffe and others during World War II.

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Messerschmitt Me 262

The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe / Sturmvogel (English: "Swallow"/ "Storm Bird") of Nazi Germany was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft.

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-15; NATO reporting name: "Fagot") is a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich OKB for the Soviet Union.

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Minot Air Force Base

Minot Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force installation in Ward County, North Dakota, north of the city of Minot via U.S. 83.

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Misawa Air Base

is a U.S. military facility located northeast of the railway station in Misawa, west of the Pacific Ocean, northeast of Towada, northwest of Hachinohe, and north of Tokyo, in Aomori Prefecture, in the Tōhoku region in the northern part of the island of Honshū of Japan.

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Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system on the North American continent.

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Most (Most District)

Most (Brüx, Pons, Romani: Mosti) is the capital city of the Most District, situated between the Central Bohemian Uplands and the Ore Mountains, approximately northwest of Prague along the Bílina River and southwest of Ústí nad Labem.

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Nathan Farragut Twining

Nathan Farragut Twining, (October 11, 1897 – March 29, 1982) was a United States Air Force General, born in Monroe, Wisconsin.

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National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a modern extensive museum facility located in Pooler, Georgia, in the western suburbs of Savannah.

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NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.

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Naval Air Station Albany

Naval Air Station Albany (Turner Field) is a former United States Navy station whose site is located within the current city limits of Albany, Georgia.

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Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth

Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base (or NAS Fort Worth JRB) includes Carswell Field, a military airbase located west of the central business district of Fort Worth, in Tarrant County, Texas, United States.

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Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany or the Third Reich (Drittes Reich) are common English names for the period of history in Germany from 1933 to 1945, when it was a dictatorship under the control of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP).

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Netherlands

The Netherlands (Nederland) is the main "constituent country" (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Ninth Air Force

The Ninth Air Force is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force's Air Combat Command (ACC).

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Normandy

Normandy (Normandie, pronounced, Norman: Normaundie, from Old French Normanz, plural of Normant, originally from the word for "northman" in several Scandinavian languages) is a geographical region of France corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy.

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Normandy landings

The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.

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North American F-82 Twin Mustang

The North American F-82 Twin Mustang was the last American piston-engine fighter ordered into production by the United States Air Force.

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North American P-51 Mustang

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts.

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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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Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

The Northrop (later Northrop Grumman) B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American heavy strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is a flying wing design with a crew of two.

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Northwest Field (Guam)

Northwest Field is a former World War II airfield on Guam in the Mariana Islands.

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Norwich

Norwich (also) is a city on the River Wensum in England.

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Nuclear arms race

The nuclear arms race was a competition for supremacy in nuclear warfare between the United States, the Soviet Union, and their respective allies during the Cold War.

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Nuclear weapon

A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or a combination of fission and fusion (thermonuclear weapon).

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Numbered Air Force

A Numbered Air Force (NAF) is a type of organization in the United States Air Force that is subordinate to a Major Command (MAJCOM) and has assigned to it operational units such as wings, squadrons, and groups.

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Okinawa Prefecture

is the southernmost prefecture of Japan.

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Operation Bodenplatte

Operation Bodenplatte (Baseplate), launched on 1 January 1945, was an attempt by the Luftwaffe to cripple Allied air forces in the Low Countries during the Second World War.

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Operation Carpetbagger

During World War II, Operation Carpetbagger was a general term used for the aerial supply of weapons and other matériel to resistance fighters in France, Italy and the Low Countries by the U.S. Army Air Forces that began on 4 January 1944.

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Operation Downfall

Operation Downfall was the codename for the Allied plan for the invasion of Japan near the end of World War II.

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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 Linebacker II

Operation Linebacker II was a US Seventh Air Force and US Navy Task Force 77 aerial bombing campaign, conducted against targets in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) during the final period of US involvement in the Vietnam War.

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Operation Noble Eagle

Operation Noble Eagle (ONE) is the name given to the United States and Canadian military operations related to homeland security and support to federal, state, and local agencies.

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Oschersleben

Oschersleben is a town in the Börde district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

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Otis Air National Guard Base

Otis Air National Guard Base is an Air National Guard installation located within Joint Base Cape Cod, a military training facility, located on the western portion of Cape Cod, in western Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States.

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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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Pacific Theater of Operations

The Pacific Theater of Operations, or Pacific Theater, was the area of operations of U.S. forces during World War II in the Pacific War during 1941-45.

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Pacific War

The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theatre of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and East Asia.

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Packard V-1650

The Packard V-1650 Merlin was a version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin aircraft engine, produced under licence in the United States by the Packard Motor Car Company.

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Parchim

Parchim is a town in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

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Plzeň

Plzeň, also called Pilsen in German, is a city in western Bohemia in the Czech Republic.

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Pointblank directive

The Pointblank directive authorised the initiation of Operation Pointblank, the code name for the primary portion of the Allied Combined Bomber Offensive intended to cripple or destroy the German aircraft fighter strength, thus drawing it away from frontline operations and ensuring it would not be an obstacle to the invasion of Northwest Europe.

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Post-Attack Command and Control System Facility, Hadley

Post-Attack Command and Control System Facility, Hadley is a defunct Post-Attack Command and Control System facility that operated from June 2, 1958 until 1970.

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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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RAF Alconbury

Royal Air Force Alconbury or RAF Alconbury is an active Royal Air Force station in the United Kingdom, located in Huntingdon, England.

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RAF Attlebridge

Royal Air Force Attlebridge or more simply RAF Attlebridge is a former Royal Air Force station located near Attlebridge and northwest of Norwich, Norfolk, England.

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RAF Bassingbourn

Royal Air Force Bassingbourn or more simply RAF Bassingbourn is a former Royal Air Force station located in Cambridgeshire approximately north of Royston, Hertfordshire and south west of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

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RAF Bodney

Royal Air Force Bodney or more simply RAF Bodney is a former Royal Air Force Station located west of Watton, Norfolk, England.

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RAF Bomber Command

RAF Bomber Command controlled the RAF's bomber forces from 1936 to 1968.

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RAF Bottisham

Royal Air Force Bottisham or more simply RAF Bottisham is a former Royal Air Force station located east of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

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RAF Boxted

Royal Air Force Boxted or more simply RAF Boxted is a former Royal Air Force station located north-northeast of Colchester, Essex England.

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RAF Bungay

Royal Air Force Bungay or more simply RAF Bungay (known locally as Flixton) is a former Royal Air Force station located south-west of Bungay, Suffolk, England.

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RAF Bury St Edmunds

Royal Air Force Bury St Edmunds or more simply RAF Bury St Edmunds is a former Royal Air Force station located east of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England.

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RAF Cheddington

Royal Air Force Cheddington or more simply RAF Cheddington (also known as RAF Marsworth) is a former Royal Air Force station located south-west of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England.

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RAF Chelveston

Royal Air Force Chelveston or more simply RAF Chelveston is a former Royal Air Force station located on the south side of the A645 (former A45 road), east of Wellingborough, near the village of Chelveston in Northamptonshire, England.

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RAF Daws Hill

Royal Air Force Daws Hill or more simply RAF Daws Hill (Now listed Grade II by English Heritage) was a Royal Air Force station on the outskirts of High Wycombe, in Buckinghamshire, England.

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RAF Debden

Royal Air Force Debden or more simply RAF Debden is a former Royal Air Force station located southeast of Saffron Walden and approximately north of the village of Debden in North Essex, England.

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RAF Deenethorpe

Royal Air Force Deenethorpe or more simply RAF Deenethorpe is a former Royal Air Force station located east of Corby, Northamptonshire, England.

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RAF Deopham Green

Royal Air Force Deopham Green or more simply RAF Deopham Green is a former Royal Air Force station located near Deopham Green north of Attleborough, Norfolk, England.

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RAF East Wretham

Royal Air Force East Wretham or more simply RAF East Wretham is a former Royal Air Force station located northeast of Thetford, Norfolk, England.

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RAF Eye

Royal Air Force Eye or more simply RAF Eye is a former Royal Air Force station located northeast of Stowmarket, Suffolk, England.

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RAF Fowlmere

Royal Air Force Fowlmere or more simply RAF Fowlmere is a former Royal Air Force station located northeast of Royston, Hertfordshire and southwest of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

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RAF Framlingham

Royal Air Force Framlingham or more simply RAF Framlingham (also known as Parham) is a former Royal Air Force station located southeast of Framlingham, Suffolk, England.

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RAF Glatton

Royal Air Force Glatton or more simply RAF Glatton is a former Royal Air Force station located north of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England.

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RAF Grafton Underwood

Royal Air Force Grafton Underwood or more simply RAF Grafton Underwood is a former Royal Air Force station located northeast of Kettering, Northamptonshire, England.

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RAF Great Ashfield

Royal Air Force Great Ashfield or more simply RAF Great Ashfield is a former Royal Air Force station located east of Bury St. Edmunds and south of Great Ashfield, Suffolk, England.

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RAF Halesworth

Royal Air Force Halesworth or more simply RAF Halesworth is a former Royal Air Force station located west of Southwold, Suffolk, England.

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RAF Hardwick

Royal Air Force Hardwick or more simply RAF Hardwick is a former Royal Air Force station located west of Bungay, Suffolk, England.

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RAF Harrington

Royal Air Force Station Harrington or more simply RAF Harrington is a former Royal Air Force station in England about west of Kettering in Northamptonshire south of the village of Harrington off the A14 road.

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RAF Hethel

Royal Air Force Station Hethel or more simply RAF Hethel is a former Royal Air Force station which was used by both the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War.

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RAF High Wycombe

RAF High Wycombe is a Royal Air Force station, situated in the village of Walters Ash, near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, England.

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RAF Honington

Royal Air Force Honington or more simply RAF Honington is a Royal Air Force station located south of Thetford near Ixworth in Suffolk, England.

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RAF Horham

RAF Horham is a World War II era airfield in England.

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RAF Horsham St Faith

RAF Horsham St Faith is a former Royal Air Force station near Norwich, Norfolk, England which was operational from 1939 to 1963.

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RAF Kimbolton

RAF Kimbolton is a former Royal Air Force station located west of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England.

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RAF Kings Cliffe

Royal Air Force Kings Cliffe or more simply RAF Kings Cliffe is a former Royal Air Force station located near Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, west of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.

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RAF Knettishall

RAF Knettishall is a former World War II airfield in England.

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RAF Lavenham

RAF Lavenham (also known as Cockfield) is a former World War II airfield in England.

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RAF Leiston

Royal Air Force Leiston or more simply RAF Leiston is a former Royal Air Force station located northwest of Leiston and south of Theberton, Suffolk, England.

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RAF Little Walden

RAF Little Walden (also known as Hadstock) is a former Royal Air Force station in Essex, England.

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RAF Martlesham Heath

Royal Air Force Station Martlesham Heath or more simply RAF Martlesham Heath is a former Royal Air Force station located south west of Woodbridge, Suffolk, England.

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RAF Mendlesham

Royal Air Force Station Mendlesham or more simply RAF Mendlesham is a former Royal Air Force station located east of Stowmarket, Suffolk, England.

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RAF Molesworth

Royal Air Force Molesworth or more simply RAF Molesworth is a Royal Air Force station located near Molesworth, Cambridgeshire, England with a history dating back to 1917.

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RAF North Pickenham

Royal Air Force North Pickenham or more simply RAF North Pickenham is a former Royal Air Force station located of North Pickenham, Norfolk, England.

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RAF Nuthampstead

Royal Air Force Station Nuthampstead or more simply RAF Nuthampstead is a former Royal Air Force station in England.

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RAF Old Buckenham

Royal Air Force Station Old Buckenham (RAF Old Buckenham) is a former Royal Air Force station located south east of Attleborough, Norfolk, England which was used during World War II by the United States for the strategic bombing campaign against Germany.

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RAF Podington

Royal Air Force Station Podington or more simply RAF Podington is a former Royal Air Force station located south-east of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England.

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RAF Polebrook

Royal Air Force Station Polebrook or more simply RAF Polebrook is a former Royal Air Force station located east-south-east of Oundle, at Polebrook, Northamptonshire, England.

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RAF Rackheath

Royal Air Force Rackheath or more simply RAF Rackheath is a former Royal Air Force station located near Rackheath, north east of Norwich, Norfolk, England.

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RAF Rattlesden

Royal Air Force Station Rattlesden or more simply RAF Rattlesden is a former Royal Air Force station located south east of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England.

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RAF Raydon

Royal Air Force Station Raydon or more simply RAF Raydon is a former Royal Air Force station located just to the northeast of the village of Raydon, about from Ipswich, England.

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RAF Ridgewell

Royal Air Force Station Ridgewell or more simply RAF Ridgewell is a former Royal Air Force station located north west of Halstead, Essex, England.

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RAF Seething

Royal Air Force station Seething or more simply RAF Seething is a former Royal Air Force station located south east of Norwich, Norfolk, England.

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RAF Shipdham

Royal Air Force station Shipdham or more simply RAF Shipdham is a former Royal Air Force station located 3 miles south of Dereham, Norfolk, England.

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RAF Snetterton Heath

Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath or more simply RAF Snetterton Heath is a former Royal Air Force station located south east of the A11, south west of Attleborough, Norfolk, England.

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RAF Steeple Morden

Royal Air Force station Steeple Morden or more simply RAF Steeple Morden is a former Royal Air Force station located west of Royston, Hertfordshire, England.

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RAF Sudbury

Royal Air Force station Sudbury or more simply RAF Sudbury is a former Royal Air Force station located east of Sudbury, Suffolk, England.

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RAF Thorpe Abbotts

Royal Air Force station Thorpe Abbotts or more simply RAF Thorpe Abbotts is a former Royal Air Force station located east of Diss, Norfolk, England.

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RAF Thurleigh

Royal Air Force Station Thurleigh or more simply RAF Thurleigh is former Royal Air Force station located north of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.

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RAF Tibenham

Royal Air Force Station Tibenham or more simply RAF Tibenham is a former Royal Air Force station located southwest of Norwich and north of Diss, Norfolk, England.

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RAF Wendling

Royal Air Force Station Wendling or more simply RAF Wendling is a former Royal Air Force station located north west of East Dereham, Norfolk, England.

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RAF Wormingford

Royal Air Force Station Wormingford or more simply RAF Wormingford is a former Royal Air Force station located northwest of Colchester, Essex, England.

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Regensburg

Regensburg is a city in south-east Germany, situated at the confluence of the Danube, Naab and Regen River.

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Republic F-84F Thunderstreak

The Republic F-84F Thunderstreak was an American-built swept-wing turbojet fighter-bomber.

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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is one of the largest and heaviest fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single piston engine.

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Rockwell B-1 Lancer

The Rockwell (now part of Boeing) B-1 LancerThe name "Lancer" is only applied to the B-1B version, after the program was revived.

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Roger A. Freeman

Roger A. Freeman (11 May 1928 – 7 October 2005) was an English farmer who also became a noted military aviation historian specialising in US Eighth Air Force operations during World War II.

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Rolls-Royce Limited

Rolls-Royce Limited is a renowned British car-manufacturing and, later, aero-engine manufacturing company founded by Charles Stewart Rolls and Sir Frederick Henry Royce on 15 March 1906 as the result of a partnership formed in 1904.

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Rolls-Royce Merlin

The Rolls-Royce Merlin is a British liquid-cooled, V-12, piston aero engine, of 27-litre (1,650 cu in) capacity.

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Rolls-Royce Mustang Mk.X

The North American Mustang Mk.X (as in "Mark.10"; also known as the "Rolls-Royce Mustang") was a British variant of the US North American P-51 Mustang using a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine in an experimental program established by the Rolls-Royce company in 1942.

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Rostock

Rostock, is the largest city in the north German state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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Rouen

Rouen is a city on the River Seine in the north of France.

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Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden is a market town in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England.

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Salina Regional Airport

Salina Regional Airport, formerly Salina Municipal Airport, is a public airport three miles southwest of Salina, in Saline County, Kansas.

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Sawston

Sawston is a large village in Cambridgeshire in England, situated on the River Cam seven miles (11 km) south of Cambridge.

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Schweinfurt

Schweinfurt (in German literally 'swine ford') is a city in the Lower Franconia region of Bavaria in Germany on the right bank of the navigable Main River, which is spanned by several bridges here, 27 km northeast of Würzburg.

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Sinuiju Airport

Sinuiju Airfield is an airport near Sinuiju, Pyongan-bukto, North Korea.

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Sonderkommando Elbe

Sonderkommando "Elbe" was the name of a World War II Luftwaffe task force assigned to bring down heavy bombers by ramming aircraft into them mid-air.

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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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Strategic Air Command

Strategic Air Command (SAC) was both a Department of Defense Specified Command and a United States Air Force (USAF) Major Command (MAJCOM) responsible for Cold War command and control of two of the three components of the U.S. military's strategic nuclear strike forces, the so-called "Nuclear Triad," with SAC having control of land-based strategic bomber aircraft and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).

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Strategic bombing

Strategic bombing is a military strategy used in a total war with the goal of defeating the enemy by destroying their morale or their economic ability to produce and transport materiel to the theatres of military operations, or both.

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Supermarine Spitfire

The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during and after the Second World War.

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Tactical Air Command

Tactical Air Command (TAC) is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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Target for Today

Target for Today is a documentary film describing the preparation and mounting of a United States Army Air Forces raid on East Prussia It contains much combat footage of B-17 and B-24 bombers and named for the phrase used at briefings before air raids.

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Thailand

Thailand (or; ประเทศไทย), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (ราชอาณาจักรไทย), formerly known as Siam (สยาม), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

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Thetford

Thetford is a market town and civil parish in the Breckland district of Norfolk, England.

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Tinian

Tinian is one of the three principal islands of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Tinian International Airport

Tinian International Airport, also known as West Tinian Airport, is a public airport located on Tinian Island in the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Tutow

Tutow is a municipality in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

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Twentieth Air Force

The Twentieth Air Force (20 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC).

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Unified Combatant Command

A Unified Combatant Command (UCC) is a United States Department of Defense command that is composed of forces from at least two Military Departments and has a broad and continuing mission.

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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 Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa

The United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA) is a United States Air Force major command (MAJCOM) and a component command of both United States European Command and United States Africa Command.

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United States Army Air Forces

The United States Army Air Forces (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.

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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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United States Joint Forces Command

United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) was a Unified Combatant Command of the United States Armed Forces.

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United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe

The United States Strategic Air Forces (USSTAF) was a formation of the United States Army Air Forces.

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United States Strategic Air Forces in the Pacific

The United States Strategic Air Forces in the Pacific (USASTAF) was a World War II command and control authority of the United States Army Air Forces in the Pacific theater of World War II.

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United States Strategic Command

United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) is one of nine Unified Combatant Commands of the United States Department of Defense (DoD).

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Universal Newsreel

Universal Newsreel (sometimes known as Universal-International Newsreel or just U-I Newsreel) was a series of 7- to 10-minute newsreels that were released twice a week between 1929 and 1967 by Universal Studios.

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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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VIII Air Support Command

The VIII Air Support Command is an inactive United States Army Air Forces unit.

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VIII Bomber Command

The VIII Bomber Command is an inactive United States Army Air Forces unit that is better known as the later appellation Eighth Air Force, as was popularized in post-World War II filmsand is frequently called the First Eighth Air Force by its veterans and successors in the services.

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VIII Fighter Command

The VIII Fighter Command was a United States Army Air Forces formation.

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Walcot Hall

Walcot Hall is a Grade I listed Carolean country house in the hamlet of Southorpe.

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Walker Air Force Base

Walker Air Force Base is a closed United States Air Force base located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district (CBD) of Roswell, a city in Chaves County, New Mexico, US.

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West Germany

West Germany is the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany or FRG (Bundesrepublik Deutschland or ''BRD'') in the period between its creation on 23 May 1949 to German reunification on 3 October 1990.

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Westover Air Reserve Base

Westover Air Reserve Base is an Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) installation located in the Massachusetts communities of Chicopee and Ludlow, near the city of Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Whiteman Air Force Base

Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately south of Knob Noster, Missouri; east-southeast of Kansas City, Missouri.

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Wing (military aviation unit)

In military aviation, a wing is a unit of command.

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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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XX Bomber Command

The XX Bomber Command (XX BC) is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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Yugoslavia

'Yugoslavia' (Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene: Jugoslavija, Југославија), once spelled and called "Jugoslavia", was a country in Southeast Europe during most of the 20th century.

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Zwickau

Zwickau (Sorbian: Šwikawa, Czech Cvikov) in Germany, belongs to an industrial and economical core region.

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100th Air Refueling Wing

The 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Third Air Force, United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa.

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107th Airlift Wing

The 107th Airlift Wing (107 AW) is a unit of the New York Air National Guard, stationed at Niagara Falls Joint Air Reserve Station, New York.

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116th Air Control Wing

The 116th Air Control Wing (116 ACW) is a unit of the Georgia Air National Guard, stationed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

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123d Airlift Wing

The 123d Airlift Wing (123 AW) is a unit of the Kentucky Air National Guard, stationed at Louisville Air National Guard Base, Kentucky.

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131st Bomb Wing

The 131st Bomb Wing is a unit of the Missouri Air National Guard, stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Missouri.

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13th Strategic Missile Division

The 13th Strategic Missile Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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14th Air Division

The 14th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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15th Expeditionary Mobility Task Force

The Fifteenth Expeditionary Mobility Task Force (15 EMTF) was one of two EMTFs assigned to the United States Air Force Air Mobility Command (AMC) and was headquartered at Travis Air Force Base, California.

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17th Air Division

The 17th Air Division (17th AD) is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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1986 United States bombing of Libya

The 1986 United States bombing of Libya, code-named Operation El Dorado Canyon, comprised air strikes by the United States against Libya on Tuesday, 15 April 1986.

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19th Air Division

The 19th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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1st Bombardment Wing

The 1st Bombardment Wing is a disbanded United States Army Air Force unit.

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1st Strategic Aerospace Division

The 1st Strategic Aerospace Division (1st SAD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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20th Bombardment Wing

The 20th Bombardment Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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20th Operations Group

The 20th Operations Group (20 OG) is a component of the 20th Fighter Wing, assigned to the United States Air Force Air Combat Command.

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21st Air Division

The 21st Air Division (21st AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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22d Air Refueling Wing

The 22d Air Refueling Wing (22 ARW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Mobility Command's Eighteenth Air Force.

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27th Special Operations Wing

The 27th Special Operations Wing (27 SOW) is a wing of the United States Air Force stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.

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28th Bomb Wing

The 28th Bomb Wing (28 BW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Eighth Air Force (12AF) of the Global Strike Command (GSC) and is stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.

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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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2d Bomb Wing

The 2d Bomb Wing (2 BW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Force Global Strike Command and Eighth Air Force.

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2d Combat Bombardment Wing

The 2d Bombardment Wing is a disbanded organization of the United States Army Air Forces.

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301st Air Refueling Wing

The 301st Air Refueling Wing is an inactive unit of the United States Air Force being last assigned to the Strategic Air Command at Malmstrom AFB, Montana.

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301st Fighter Wing

The 301st Fighter Wing (301 FW) is an Air Reserve Component (ARC) of the United States Air Force.

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303d Bombardment Group

The 303d Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was to the 303d Bombardment Wing, being stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. It was inactivated on 16 June 1952. During World War II, the 303rd was one of the first VIII Bomber Command B-17 Flying Fortress units in England. The "Hell's Angels" were the first B-17 group to complete 25 combat missions in June 1943, going on to fly more than 300 combat missions, more than any other group. The 359th BS B-17F 41-24605 "Knock-out Dropper" was the first aircraft in Eighth Air Force to complete 50, then 75 missions.

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305th Operations Group

The 305th Operations Group (305th OG) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing.

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306th Flying Training Group

The 306th Flying Training Group (306 FTG) is a unit of the United States Air Force, assigned to Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The group is stationed at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) near Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 306 FTG is the airmanship training unit of the USAFA. The group replaced the 34th Operations Group in 2004. The designation "306th" was deliberately selected by the historian of AETC to connect the training mission of the current group with its relationship to the book and movie "Twelve O'Clock High". During World War II, the group, as the 306th Bombardment Group, was the first operational bombardment group in the VIII Bomber Command. It was stationed at RAF Thurleigh, England from 6 September 1942 until 25 December 1945, the longest tenure at one station for any one Eighth Air Force group. (retrieved Aug 12, 2013) Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith of the 423d Bomb Squadron was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions that helped save the lives of six of his wounded comrades on 1 May 1943. The 306th was the first Eighth Air Force heavy bombardment group to complete 300 missions over Occupied Europe and Nazi Germany and also was the first United States Army Air Forces heavy bombardment group to attack a strategic target located in Nazi Germany when the group, led by Colonel Frank A. Armstrong, attacked Wilhelmshaven on 27 January 1943. Colonel Armstrong's experiences with the 97th and 306th groups became the basis of Sy Bartlett and Beirne Lay, Jr.'s novel and film Twelve O'Clock High. The group was reactivated as a Strategic Air Command (SAC) group during the Cold War at MacDill AFB, Florida in 1947. The group was initially equipped with Boeing B-29 Superfortresses, and was upgrading to Boeing B-47 Stratojets when it was inactivated in 1952 when SAC transferred its operational squadrons to its parent 306th Bombardment Wing. Although the group remained inactive until 2004, from 1954 to 1992 its history and honors were temporarily bestowed on the 306th Bombardment Wing (Medium) at MacDill AFB, Florida; the 306th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) at McCoy AFB, Florida; and the 306th Strategic Wing at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom.

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307th Bomb Wing

The 307th Bomb Wing (307 BW) is an Air Reserve Component (ARC) of the United States Air Force.

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316th Air Division

The 316th Airlift Division (316th AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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318th Fighter Group

The 318th Fighter Group was a World War II United States Army Air Forces combat organization.

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333d Bombardment Group

The 333d Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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346th Bombardment Group

The 346th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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34th Training Wing

The 34th Training Wing is a wing of the United States Air Force based at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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351st Operations Group

The 351st Operations Group is an inactive unit of the United States Air Force.

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352d Fighter Group

The 352d Fighter Group was one of the most highly decorated USAAF Fighter Groups in World War II, producing many leading aces of the war.

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355th Fighter Wing

The 355th Fighter Wing (355 FW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Combat Command's Twelfth Air Force.

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356th Fighter Group

The 356th Fighter Group is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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357th Fighter Group

The 357th Fighter Group was an air combat unit of the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War.

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361st Fighter Group

The 361st Fighter Group was a World War II United States Army Air Forces combat organization.

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36th Electronic Warfare Squadron

The 36th Electronic Warfare Squadron is an active United States Air Force unit.

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379th Expeditionary Operations Group

The 379th Expeditionary Operations Group (379 EOG) is a provisional United States Air Force unit assigned to the United States Air Forces Central.

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381st Training Group

The United States Air Force 381st Training Group (381st TRG) at Vandenberg AFB, California provides training for the nation's space and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) operations and ICBM and Air Launched Missile (ALM) maintenance forces.

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382d Bombardment Group

The 382d Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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383d Bombardment Group

The 383d Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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384th Air Expeditionary Group

The 384th Air Expeditionary Group (384 AEG) is a provisional United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Combat Command.

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385th Air Expeditionary Group

The 385th Air Expeditionary Group is a provisional United States Air Force unit assigned to Air Mobility Command to activate or inactivate as needed.

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388th Operations Group

The 388th Operations Group (388 OG) is the flying component of the 388th Fighter Wing, assigned to the Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force.

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389th Strategic Missile Wing

The 389th Strategic Missile Wing is an inactive unit of the United States Air Force.

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38th Air Division

The 38th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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390th Strategic Missile Wing

The 390th Strategic Missile Wing was a United States Air Force Strategic Air Command organization, stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

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392d Strategic Missile Wing

The 392d Strategic Missile Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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398th Air Expeditionary Group

The 398th Air Expeditionary Group (398 AEG) is a provisional United States Air Force unit assigned to the United States Air Forces in Europe.

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3d Air Division

The 3d Air Division (3d AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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401st Air Expeditionary Group

The 401st Air Expeditionary Group is a provisional United States Air Force unit assigned to United States Air Forces in Europe to be activated or inactivated at any time as needed.

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40th Air Division

The 40th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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40th Air Expeditionary Wing

The United States Air Force's 40th Air Expeditionary Wing (40 AEW) was an Air expeditionary unit located at Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean, from 2001 to c. 2006.

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413th Flight Test Group

The 413th Flight Test Group (413 FTG) is a United States Air Force Air Force Reserve Command unit.

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41st Bombardment Wing

The 41st Bombardment Wingis an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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42d Air Division

The 42d Air Division was a unit of the United States Air Force.

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43d Airlift Wing

The 43rd Airlift Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit last stationed at Pope Field, part of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where it was inactivated in March 2011.

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444th Air Expeditionary Wing

The 444th Air Expeditionary Wing is a provisional unit of the United States Air Force assigned to Air Combat Command to activate or inactivate as needed.

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445th Operations Group

The 445th Operations Group (445 OG) is the flying component of the 445th Airlift Wing, assigned to Fourth Air Force of the United States Air Force Reserve.

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446th Operations Group

The 446th Operations Group (446 OG) is a United States Air Force Reserve unit assigned to the 446th Airlift Wing.

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447th Air Expeditionary Group

The 447th Air Expeditionary Group was a provisional United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Combat Command (ACC) and United States Air Forces Central (USAFCENT).

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448th Fighter-Bomber Group

The 448th Fighter-Bomber Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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449th Air Expeditionary Group

The 449th Air Expeditionary Group (449 AEG) is a provisional United States Air Force unit assigned to the Third Air Force supporting United States Africa Command.

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44th Fighter Group

The 44th Fighter Group (44 FG) is an Air Reserve Component (ARC) of the United States Air Force.

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452d Operations Group

The 452d Operations Group (452 OG) is the flying component of the 452d Air Mobility Wing, assigned to the United States Air Force Reserve.

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453rd Operations Group

The 453rd Operations Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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457th Air Expeditionary Group

The United States Air Force's 457th Air Expeditionary Group is a provisional United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Combat Command.

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458th Air Expeditionary Group

The 458th Air Expeditionary Group (458 AEG) is a provisional United States Air Force unit assigned to the United States Air Forces in Europe.

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45th Air Division

The 45th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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466th Bombardment Group

The 466th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Army Air Forces unit.

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467th Bombardment Group

The 467th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Army Air Forces unit.

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47th Air Division

The 47th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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482d Operations Group

The 482d Operations Group (482 OG) is a United States Air Force Reserve unit assigned to the 482d Fighter Wing.

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486th Air Expeditionary Wing

The 486th Air Expeditionary Wing (486 AEW) is a provisional United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Combat Command.

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487th Air Expeditionary Wing

The 487th Air Expeditionary Wing (487 AEW) is a provisional United States Air Force unit assigned to the United States Air Forces in Europe.

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489th Bombardment Group

The 489th Bombardment Group was a unit of the United States Army Air Forces.

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490th Bombardment Group

The 490th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Army Air Forces unit.

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491st Bombardment Group

The 491st Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Army Air Forces unit.

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492d Bombardment Group

The 492d Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Army Air Forces unit.

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493d Bombardment Group

The 493d Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Army Air Forces unit.

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4th Air Division

The 4th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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4th Operations Group

The 4th Operations Group (4 OG) is the flying component of the 4th Fighter Wing, assigned to the United States Air Force Air Combat Command.

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507th Air Refueling Wing

The 507th Air Refueling Wing is a reserve component of the United States Air Force.

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509th Bomb Wing

The 509th Bomb Wing (509 BW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Force Global Strike Command, Eighth Air Force.

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509th Composite Group

The 509th Composite Group (509 CG) was a unit of the United States Army Air Forces created during World War II and tasked with the operational deployment of nuclear weapons.

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552d Air Control Wing

The 552d Air Control Wing (552 ACW) is an operational wing of the United States Air Force based at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

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55th Operations Group

The 55th Operations Group (55 OG) is a component of the 55th Wing, assigned to the United States Air Force Air Combat Command.

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55th Wing

The 55th Wing (55 WG) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to Air Combat Command.

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56th Operations Group

The 56th Operations Group is a unit of the United States Air Force, and the flying component of the 56th Fighter Wing.

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57th Air Division

The 57th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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58th Air Division

The 58th Air Division (58th AD) is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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5th Bomb Wing

The 5th Bomb Wing (5 BW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command's Eighth Air Force.

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65th Air Division

The 65th Air Division (65th AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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66th Fighter Wing

The 66th Fighter Wing (66 FW) is a disbanded unit of the United States Air Force, last stationed at Chicago Municipal Airport, Illinois.

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67th Cyberspace Wing

The 67th Cyberspace Wing (67 CW), Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, was reactivated 1 October 1993 as the 67th Intelligence Wing.

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67th Fighter Wing

The 67th Fighter Wing was a unit of the United States Air Force for four years, between 1946 and 1950.

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6th Air Division

The 6th Air Division an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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78th Fighter Group

The 78th Fighter Group (78 FG) is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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7th Bomb Wing

The 7th Bomb Wing (7 BW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Global Strike Command Eighth Air Force.

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801st Air Division

The 801st Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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802d Air Division

The 802d Air Division is a discontinued United States Air Force organization.

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810th Strategic Aerospace Division

The 810th Strategic Aerospace Division is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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817th Air Division

The 817th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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818th Strategic Aerospace Division

The 818th Strategic Aerospace Division is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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820th Strategic Aerospace Division

The 820th Strategic Aerospace Division is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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822d Air Division

The 822d Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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823d Air Division

The 823d Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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91st Bombardment Group

The 91st Bomb Group (Heavy) was an air combat unit of the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War.

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92d Operations Group

The 92d Operations Group (92 OG) is the flying component of the 92d Air Refueling Wing, assigned to the United States Air Force Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force.

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93d Bombardment Wing (World War II)

The 93d Bombardment Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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93d Operations Group

The 93d Operations Group (93 OG) is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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94th Bombardment Wing (World War II)

The 94th Bombardment Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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94th Operations Group

The 94th Operations Group (94 OG) is the flying component of the 94th Airlift Wing, assigned to the United States Air Force Reserve.

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95th Air Base Wing

The 95th Air Base Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit that was last assigned to the Air Force Flight Test Center of Air Force Materiel Command at Edwards Air Force Base, California, where it was inactivated on 13 July 2012.

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95th Bombardment Wing (World War II)

The 95th Bombardment Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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96th Air Division

The 96th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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96th Test Wing

The 96th Test Wing (96 TW) is a United States Air Force formation assigned to the Air Force Test Center, Air Force Material Command (AFMC).

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97th Operations Group

The 97th Operations Group (97 OG) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing of Air Education and Training Command.

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9th Reconnaissance Wing

The 9th Reconnaissance Wing (9 RW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Combat Command Twenty-Fifth Air Force.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth_Air_Force

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