317th Airlift Group

317th Troop Carrier Wing317th Tactical Airlift Wing317th Troop Carrier Group
Ninth Air Force, 24 December 1969. 839th Air Division, 31 March 1970. Twenty-First Air Force, 31 December 1974. Attached to Operating Location A, Headquarters Twenty-First Air Force, 31 December 1974 – 30 June 1975. Fifteenth Air Force, 1 April 1997. Eighteenth Air Force, 1 October 2003 – present. 18th Troop Carrier Squadron: 1 April 1965 – 25 June 1967. 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron: 15 September 1975 – 1 October 1977. 39th Troop Carrier Squadron (later 39th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 39th Airlift Squadron): attached 8 May 1955 – 23 June 1956; assigned 8 July 1957 – 25 September 1958; 15 April 1963 – 31 July 1971 (detached c. February—c.

Tennessee World War II Army Airfields

Was: Sewart AAF until 1947, then Sewart Air Force Base (1947-1971). Now: Smyrna Airport and Army Aviation Support Facility #1, Tennessee Army National Guard. William Northern Field, Tullahoma. Sub-base of Smyrna AAF. 343d Army Air Force Base Unit. Now: Tullahoma Regional Airport. Memphis AAF, Memphis. 4th Ferrying Group. Joint use USAAF/Civil Airport/US Navy. 346th Army Air Force Base Unit. Now: Memphis International Airport and Memphis Air National Guard Base. Berry Field/Nashville Municipal Airport, Nashville, Tennessee. 20th Ferrying Group. Joint use USAAF/Civil Airport. 508th Army Air Force Base Unit. Now Nashville International Airport and Berry Field Air National Guard Base.

313th Air Expeditionary Wing

313th Troop Carrier Wing313th Tactical Airlift Wing313th Tactical Airlift Group
Tactical Air Command, 15 June 1964 (not organized). 839th Air Division, 1 October 1964. 838th Air Division, 9 November 1964. Twelfth Air Force, 24 December 1969. 834th Air Division, 15 March 1972 – 30 September 1973. Air Mobility Command to activate or inactivate as needed on 12 June 2002. attached to Seventeenth Air Force, 19 March–31 October 2011. Bergstrom Field (later Bergstrom Air Force Base), Texas, 15 August 1947 – 22 October 1948. RAF Fassberg, Germany, 9 November 1948 – 20 January 1949. Mitchel Air Force Base, New York, 1 February–25 August 1953. Forbes Air Force Base, Kansas, 1 October 1964 – 30 September 1973. Moron Air Base, Spain, 19 March–31 October 2011.

774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron

774th Tactical Airlift Squadron774th Troop Carrier Squadron774th Bombardment Squadron
Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, 15 November 1958. Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, 5 July 1963 – 7 February 1966. Mactan Isle Airfield, Philippines, 12 February 1966. Clark Air Base, Philippines, 15 July 1968 – 15 June 1971. Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, 1 June 1972 – 1 October 1993 (deployed at: RAF Mildenhall, England, 5 September – 15 November 1974; Rhein Main Air Base, West Germany, 12 October – 15 December 1973; RAF Sculthorpe, England, 4 August – 13 October 1988). Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, 20 April 2002 – 18 March 2003. Bishkek Manas, Kyrgyzstan, 4 October 2004. Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, 6 January 2006 – unknown. Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1943–1945.

516th Aeronautical Systems Wing

516th Troop Carrier Wing516th Tactical Airlift Wing
Twelfth Air Force, 1 January 1963. 839th Air Division, 1 July 1963. 838th Air Division, 9 November 1964. Twelfth Air Force, 24 December 1969. 834th Air Division, 15 March 1972 – 1 June 1972. Aeronautical Systems Center, 18 January 2005 – 30 June 2010. Memphis Municipal Airport, Tennessee, 26 June 1949 – 16 January 1953. Dyess AFB, Texas, 1 January 1963 – 1 June 1972. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 18 January 2005 – 30 June 2010. 516th Troop Carrier Group: 26 June 1949 – 16 January 1953 (consolidated with C-17 Systems Group on 23 June 2006). 836th Aeronautical Systems Group, 30 June 2008 – 30 June 2010.

List of United States Air Force air divisions

List of United States Air Force air divisions is a comprehensive and consolidated list of USAF Air Divisions.

Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city is the county seat of Davidson County and is located on the Cumberland River. The city's population ranks 24th in the U.S. According to 2017 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the total consolidated city-county population stood at 691,243. The "balance" population, which excludes semi-independent municipalities within Davidson County, was 667,560 in 2017.

United States Department of War

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The United States Department of War, also called the War Department (and occasionally War Office in the early years), was the United States Cabinet department originally responsible for the operation and maintenance of the United States Army, also bearing responsibility for naval affairs until the establishment of the Navy Department in 1798, and for most land-based air forces until the creation of the Department of the Air Force on September 18, 1947.

World War II

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World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. The major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources.

United States Army Air Forces

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The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF or AAF), informally known as the Air Force, was the aerial warfare service of the United States during and immediately after World War II (1939/41–1945), successor to the previous United States Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force of today, one of the five uniformed military services. The AAF was a component of the United States Army, which in 1942 was divided functionally by executive order into three autonomous forces: the Army Ground Forces, the Services of Supply (which in 1943 became the Army Service Forces), and the Army Air Forces.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

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The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry (prototype Model 299/XB-17) outperformed both competitors and exceeded the air corps' performance specifications. Although Boeing lost the contract (to the Douglas B-18 Bolo) because the prototype crashed, the air corps ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation.

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator is an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, California. It was known within the company as the Model 32, and some initial production aircraft were laid down as export models designated as various LB-30s, in the Land Bomber design category.

Second Air Force

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The Second Air Force (2 AF; 2d Air Force in 1942) is a USAF numbered air force responsible for conducting basic military and technical training for Air Force enlisted members and non-flying officers. In World War II the CONUS unit defended the Northwestern United States and Upper Great Plains regions and during the Cold War, was Strategic Air Command unit with strategic bombers and missiles. Elements of Second Air Force engaged in combat operations during the Korean War; Vietnam War, as well as Operation Desert Storm.

Flight officer

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The title flight officer was a military rank used by the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. It was also an air force rank in several Commonwealth nations where it was used for female officers and was equivalent to the rank of flight lieutenant. The term flight officer is sometimes used today to describe job title positions as aircrew members.

Second lieutenant

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Second lieutenant (called lieutenant in some countries) is a junior commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces, comparable to NATO OF-1b rank.

National Science Foundation

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. Its medical counterpart is the National Institutes of Health. With an annual budget of about US$7.0 billion (fiscal year 2012), the NSF funds approximately 24% of all federally supported basic research conducted by the United States' colleges and universities. In some fields, such as mathematics, computer science, economics, and the social sciences, the NSF is the major source of federal backing.


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An airlift is the organized delivery of supplies or personnel primarily via military transport aircraft.

Lockheed C-121 Constellation

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The Lockheed C-121 Constellation is a military transport version of the Lockheed Constellation. A total of 332 aircraft were constructed for both the United States Air Force and United States Navy for various purposes. Numerous airborne early warning versions were also constructed. The C-121 later saw service with smaller civilian operators until 1993.

Ross Ice Shelf

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The Ross Ice Shelf is the largest ice shelf of Antarctica (as of 2013 an area of roughly 500809 sqkm and about 800 km across: about the size of France). It is several hundred metres thick. The nearly vertical ice front to the open sea is more than 600 km long, and between 15 and 50 m high above the water surface. Ninety percent of the floating ice, however, is below the water surface.


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Antarctic Development Squadron Six (VXE-6 or ANTARCTIC DEVRON SIX, commonly referred to by its nickname, The Puckered Penguins) was a United States Navy Air Test and Evaluation Squadron based Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California with forward operating bases at Christchurch, New Zealand and McMurdo Station, Antarctica.