Army Air Corps

Featuring articles on the history of the Army Air Corps, its planes, and its most important events

Featuring articles on the history of the Army Air Corps, its planes, and its most important events


army air corps

A History of the Army Air Corps

The Army Air Corps were the U.S. military service dedicated to aerial warfare between 1926 and 1941. It coalesced as aviation evolved from a component of ground-based infantry tactics into its own branch of the military. It became the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) on June 20, 1941 to…

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British WW2 Aircraft

The following article on British WW2 aircraft is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  British WW2 Aircraft: Avro Lancaster The Lancaster evolved from the Avro firm’s ill-fated Manchester to become one of the great bombers of World War II. With two Rolls-Royce Vulture…

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Eric “Winkle” Brown: The RN’s Most-Decorated Pilot

The following article on the career of Eric "Winkle" Brown, a World War II naval pilot, is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman's book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The world champion carrier aviator was Captain Eric M.…

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Operation Torch—A Torch to Vichy France

The following article on Operation Torch is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman's book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Until late 1942 much of northwestern Africa (Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco) was under control of the Vichy French government,…

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The Berlin Airlift: A Historic Air Operation

The following article on the Berlin Airlift is an excerpt from Warren Kozak's Curtis LeMay: Strategist and Tactician. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In the immediate years after World War Two, when Germany was still little more than a rubble heap, U.S. Air Force General Curtis LeMay arrived in…

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Army Air Forces of the U.S. Military

The following article on U.S. army air forces is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  By the end of 1941 the army air forces had grown substantially but had a long way to go. General Henry H. Arnold commanded a service…

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Army Airborne Units

The following article on army airborne units is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  In the fifteenth century Leonardo Da Vinci envisioned airborne soldiers, and in the nineteenth century Napoleon Bonaparte pondered invading Britain with French troops in hot-air balloons. But…

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Luftwaffe Aircraft: Descriptions and Flight Specs

The following article on Luftwaffe aircraft is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  This article features descriptions of the most important Luftwaffe aircraft in the German aircraft in the run-up and during World War Two. Histories and flight specifications are given…

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