Cond: Very Good Used Condition, Case Included, Ready For Framing, No Holes, No Tears, No Mold, No Smell, No Glow. Grouping As Follows: 1st AIR FORCE, 2nd AIR FORCE, 3rd AIR FORCE, 4th AIR FORCE, 5th AIR FORCE, 6th AIR FORCE, 7th AIR FORCE, 8th AIR FORCE, 9th AIR FORCE, 10th AIR FORCE, 11th AIR FORCE, 12th AIR FORCE, 13th AIR FORCE, 14th AIR FORCE, 15th AIR FORCE, 20th AIR FORCE.
It was created on 20 June 1941 as successor to the previous United States Army Air Corps and is the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force, today one of the six armed forces of the United States. The AAF was a component of the United States Army, which on 2 March 1942 was divided functionally by executive order into three autonomous forces: the Army Ground Forces, the United States Army Services of Supply (which in 1943 became the Army Service Forces), and the Army Air Forces.
Each of these forces had a commanding general who reported directly to the Army Chief of Staff. The AAF administered all parts of military aviation formerly distributed among the Air Corps, General Headquarters Air Force, and the ground forces' corps area commanders, and thus became the first air organization of the U. Army to control its own installations and support personnel.
The peak size of the AAF during the Second World War was over 2.4 million men and women in service and nearly 80,000 aircraft by 1944, and 783 domestic bases in December 1943. By "V-E Day", the Army Air Forces had 1.25 million men stationed overseas and operated from more than 1,600 airfields worldwide. Excellent' Addition To Your WW2 U. Army Air Force SSI's Collection or Give As A Gift.
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