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tabAir Force Leadership 
Air Force Chiefs of Staff

Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force

Secretaries of the Air Force

tabAir Force Medal of Honor Recipients 
Air Force Medal of Honor Recipients

tabAir Force Firsts 
1903 -- The First Heavier-than-Air Flight

1907-1911 -- Signal Corps No. 1, the Army's First Airplane

1908 -- First Fatality in a Powered Aircraft

1909 -- First Air Arm Flying School

1923 -- The Beginnings of Inflight Refueling

1947 -- Breaking the Sound Barrier

1948 -- Integrating the Air Force

tabOrigins of the US Air Force 
1907-1947 -- The Lineage of the US Air Force

1926 -- The U.S. Army Air Corps Act

1935 -- The General Headquarters Air Force

1943-1947 - Struggle for Air Force Independence

1947 -- The National Security Act of 1947

1953 -- The Emergence of the Strategic Air Command

Evolution of the Department of the Air Force

Named operations - USAF, 1947-2003

One Hundred Years of Flight: Chronology 1903-2002

tabSignificant Aerial Operations 
tabFamous USAF Aircraft 
Army Air Forces Aircraft: A Definitive Moment

B-26 Bomber, Martin or Douglas?

Lucky Ladies I, II and III

Memphis Belle

tabHistorical WWII Air Force Organizations 
Tuskegee Airmen

Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)

Women's Army Auxillary Corps (WAAC)


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Air Force Historical Studies Office
3 Brookley Avenue, Box 94
Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, DC 20032-5000

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Comm: (202) 404-2264
DSN: 754-2264
FAX: (202) 404-2232
afhso.research@pentagon.af.mil

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Comm: (202) 404-2224
DSN: 754-2224
FAX: (202) 404-2271
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