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Air Combat Command (ACC) is one of ten Major Commands (MAJCOMs) in the United States Air Force, reporting to Headquarters, United States Air Force (HAF) at the Pentagon.
Air Mobility Command (AMC) is a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the U.S. Air Force.
Ali Al Salem Air Base is a military air base situated in Kuwait, approximately 23 miles from the Iraqi border.
The Army Service Forces were one of the three autonomous components of the Army of the United States during World War II, the others being the Army Air Forces and Army Ground Forces.
Big Week or Operation Argument was a sequence of raids by the United States Strategic Air Forces (USSTAF) from 20 to 25 February 1944, as part of the European strategic bombing campaign against Nazi Germany.
Boulogne-sur-Mer, often called Boulogne (Latin: Gesoriacum or Bononia, Boulonne-su-Mér, Bonen), is a coastal city in Northern France.
Camp Kilmer, New Jersey is a former United States Army camp that was activated in June 1942 as a staging area and part of an installation of the New York Port of Embarkation.
Châteaudun Air Base (Base aérienne 279 Châteaudun) was a French Air Force (Armée de l'Air base, until 1934 and 2014. The base was located approximately southeast of Châteaudun; about southwest of Paris. It is currently an airfield rattached to Orléans – Bricy Air Base. The base is primarily used for aircraft storage and ferrying them to other squadrons of the Air Force. Entrepot de l'Armee de l'Air 601 was assigned to perform this mission. Each French Air Force squadron stores some of its planes for a while thereby artificially prolong the life of the fleet and better material management. The EAA also has the task of storing new aircraft to be used in time of war. To fulfill its mission, the EAA has the Group Maintenance, repair and storage of aircraft (GERS). A SAN Jodel D.140 Mousquetaire training aircraft is assigned to the base for courier duties.
Cherbourg – Maupertus Airport or Aéroport de Cherbourg - Maupertus is an airport located 11 km east of Cherbourg-Octeville, between Maupertus-sur-Mer and Gonneville.
The Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) (8 AF) is a numbered air force (NAF) of the United States Air Force's Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC).
The English Channel (la Manche, "The Sleeve"; Ärmelkanal, "Sleeve Channel"; Mor Breizh, "Sea of Brittany"; Mor Bretannek, "Sea of Brittany"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF).
Godman Army Airfield is a military airport located on the Fort Knox United States Army post in Hardin County, Kentucky, United States.
The III Bomber Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit.
The Iraq WarThe conflict is also known as the War in Iraq, the Occupation of Iraq, the Second Gulf War, and Gulf War II.
Jordan (الْأُرْدُنّ), officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية), is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.
Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.
Kuwait (الكويت, or), officially the State of Kuwait (دولة الكويت), is a country in Western Asia.
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport is a public airport five miles southwest of Lakeland, in Polk County, Florida.
Leeuwarden Air Base (Vliegbasis Leeuwarden) is a military airbase used by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) - Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu),.
This is a list of Martin B-26 Marauder operators.
The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the combined German Wehrmacht military forces during World War II.
Maastricht Aachen Airport is a regional airport in Beek, Netherlands, located northeast of Maastricht and northwest of Aachen, Germany.
MacDill Air Force Base (MacDill AFB) is an active United States Air Force installation located 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida.
The Martin B-26 Marauder was an American World War II twin-engined medium bomber built by the Glenn L. Martin Company in Middle River, Maryland (just east of Baltimore) from 1941 to 1945.
The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
The New Forest is an area of southern England which includes one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in the heavily populated south-east of England.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.
The Ninth Air Force (9 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force's Air Combat Command (ACC).
The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II.
Prince Hassan Air Base (H5) is a Royal Jordanian Air Force base, located 72.4 miles east-northeast of Amman, Jordan.
Royal Air Force Chipping Ongar or more simply RAF Chipping Ongar is a former Royal Air Force station located northeast of Chipping Ongar; about northeast of London.
RAF Stoney Cross is a former World War II airfield in the New Forest, Hampshire, England.
Rosieres-en-Santerre Airfield is a former World War II airfield, located 1.8 km east of Rosières-en-Santerre in the Picardy region, France.
Saint-Simon – Clastres Air Base (Base aérienne de Saint-Simon - Clastres) is an abandoned military airfield, which is located approximately northwest of Clastres and east of Saint-Simon, both communes in the Aisne department of the Picardy (Picardie) region in France.
Tampa is a major city in, and the county seat of, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
United States Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT/AFCENT) is a Named Air Force of the United States Air Force headquartered at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. It is the Air Force Service Component of United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), a joint Department of Defense combatant command responsible for U.S. security interests in 27 nations that stretch from the Horn of Africa through the Persian Gulf region, into Central Asia. Activated as 9th Air Force on 8 April 1942, the command fought in World War II both in the Western Desert Campaign in Egypt and Libya and as the tactical fighter component of the United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSTAF), engaging enemy forces in France, the Low Countries and in Nazi Germany. During the Cold War, it was one of two Numbered Air Forces of Tactical Air Command. Co-designated as United States Central Command Air Forces (CENTAF) on 1 January 1983, on 2009 as part of a complicated transfer of lineage, the lineage and history of the Ninth Air Force was bestowed on USAFCENT, and a new Ninth Air Force, which technically had no previous history, was activated. It has fought in the 1991 Gulf War, War in Afghanistan (OEF-A, 2001–present), the Iraq War (OIF, 2003–2010), as well as various engagements within USCENTCOM.
The United States Central Command (USCENTCOM or CENTCOM) is a theater-level Unified Combatant Command of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Venlo is a city and municipality in the southeastern Netherlands, near the German border.
The War on Terror, also known as the Global War on Terrorism, is an international military campaign that was launched by the United States government after the September 11 attacks in the United States in 2001.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The 19th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit.
The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing (386 AEW) is a provisional United States Air Force unit assigned to United States Air Forces Central.
The 43d Electronic Combat Squadron is a United States Air Force unit.
The 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron is an active Central Command unit of the United States Air Force.
The 556th Strategic Missile Squadron (551 SMS) is an inactive United States Air Force unit.
The 557th Flying Training Squadron (557 FTS) is part of the 306th Flying Training Group based at United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.
The 558th Flying Training Squadron is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the 12th Flying Training Wing at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.
The 559th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.
The 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron is a provisional United States Air Force unit.
The 98th Bombardment Wing is an inactive United States Army Air Forces unit.