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Air Forces in World War II


This section of the World War II History info guide is devoted specifically to the U.S. Army Air Corps, Marine and Navy airmen, the Royal Air Force, and other air forces in World War II.


Air Forces: Features

Heroes of the U.S. Army Air Corps

Fascinating, inspiring stories and details about American heroes of the Air Corps who were recognized with the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Polish Fighter Pilots of WWII

Read about the heroic Polish fliers who helped save England during the Battle of Britain, only to be betrayed by the West after the war, when their country was abandoned and handed over to the USSR.

Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain

Allied Air Supremacy after D-Day

Allied air supremacy after D-Day was a key factor that enabled the expansion of the beachhead. In this excerpt from "Citizen Soldiers," Stephen Ambrose recounts how the German soldiers were terrorized by the "Jabos" (their term for the fighter-bombers, from the German "Jäger Bomber," or "hunter-bomber").

The B-24 Liberator

An introduction to the famous bomber.


Air Force Links


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