Skip to comments.Happy 65th Birthday, United States Air Force
Posted on 09/18/2012 8:05:36 AM PDT by EveningStar
The United States Air Force was established September 18, 1947.
The U.S. Air Force song "Wild Blue Yonder"
My father was with the Army - later attached to the US Army Air Corps. In the Med in WWII, Sicily, and Battle of Rome, then with the occupation in Germany after the war through 1948. He was transferred to the AF on its inception. I can still see the tattoo he had on his right forearm to celebrate the occasion.
Good thing too! With what the 0bama administration is doing to TRICARE now the Air Rource is eligible for MEDICARE! ;-)
My dad flew B-17’s when it was still called the Army Air Corps.
My dad shot down German aircraft from his waist gunner position in a B17 during WWII.
Thanks, ES! I remember the 40th...guess that officially makes me an old fart. The Colonel’s Wife, however, looks just the same as she did on that day.
When they were Army, they died by the many tens of thousands, I think it was around 90,000.
Played baseball in the Bavarian Tiny League with bus trips to other bases for games. Troop 88, BSA, from PAFB had the SAC mailed fist and lightning bolt emblem on our light blue neckerchiefs; most were embroidered in full color by our Mothers. The Secretary of the Air Force had to approve the design!
“Whoever does not have the stomach for this fight. Let him depart. Give him money to speed his departure, since we wish not to die in this man’s company. Who ever lives past today and comes home safely will rouse himself every year on this day. Show his neighbor his scars and tell embellished stories of all their great feats of battle. These stories will teach his son, and from this day until the end of the world, we shall be remembered, we few, we band of brothers for whoever has shed his blood with me shall be my brother, and those men afraid to go will think themselves, lesser men as they hear of how we fought and died together..”
Shakespeare, “Henry V”
Retired Senior NCO, US Air Force