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  • Bomb Groups

    2nd Bomb Group (H)5th Bomb Group (H)6th Bomb Group (VH)7th Bombardment Group7th Bomb Wing - B-36 Association8th & 13th Bombardment Squadrons (B-57 Bummers)9th Bomb Group (VH)11th Bombardment Group (H)12th Bombardment Group (M)13th Bomb Squadron13th Bomb Squadron/3rd Bomb Group (Korea)13th Bomb

  • Battle at Takur Ghar: Roberts Ridge

      Click here to view the web page dedicated to Chapman as a Medal of Honor recipient.  In March 2002, in conjunction with Operation Anaconda, small reconnaissance teams established observation posts in strategic locations in Afghanistan and directed U.S. air power against enemy targets.  During this

  • Battlefield Airmen in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom

    U.S. Air Force ground special tactics played a key role during the initial stages of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, small, highly-mobile U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy special operation forces inserted deep into the hostile mountains of Afghanistan to

  • Battlefield Airmen Overview

    Battlefield Airmen are extensively-trained, volunteer Airmen who provide unique air and space power expertise in a land combat environment, often far into hostile territory. This small, mostly enlisted group is essential to the Air Force mission, providing a key link between the air and

  • Brute Force: B-52 Nose Art from DESERT STORM

    Almost from the beginning of flight, pilots and aircrews have personalized their aircraft by adorning them with nicknames, symbols or artwork. During World War II, the widespread practice of adding "pin-up girls," cartoons and other popular culture images to an aircraft's nose led to the term "nose

  • B-58 Escape Capsule

    When the B-58 Hustler entered service in 1961, the three crew members had typical ejection seats, but ejection from the Hustler at very high speed proved extremely dangerous. To improve aircrew survivability, the Stanley Aircraft Corp. developed an ejection capsule which was retrofitted into the

  • B-36 Remote Gun Turret

    Early models of the B-36 Peacemaker intercontinental bomber relied on concentrated fire from multiple gun turrets for protection from fighters. This concept had been used in World War II bombers, and the B-36 was the last U.S. bomber to employ massed gun turrets for defense.Early B-36s had six

  • B-36 Fuel Injection System

    This fuel injection system was developed by Bendix for the Pratt & Whitney R-4360-53 engine used to power the B-36 and probably represents the highest sophistication achieved in the evolution of aircraft piston engine fuel injection. This system injected aviation fuel directly into each cylinder of

  • Berlin Airlift Honors

    A grateful nation honored the service personnel who participated in the airlift, primarily with three awards. The Air Medal was awarded for the completion of 50 flights into Berlin. An Oak Leaf Cluster was awarded for each 50 additional flights. The Medal for Humane Action was initially authorized

  • Berlin Airlift Victory

    The blockade of West Berlin ended on May 12, 1949. This was not just a victory for the Allied Forces, but a victory shared with all of the citizens of Berlin. These were citizens who braved the hardships, the hunger and the cold. These were the citizens who toiled long hours unloading aircraft and