Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Army Air Forces, and Washington,
Text by CUFON.org:
“09-September-1998 The text of several official documents mentioning Foo-Fighters and Foo-Fighter-like phenomena are presented here.
These documents were located, and provided to CUFON, by Barry Greenwood, veteran researcher, for many years the Editor of the widely celebrated bulletin Just Cause, co-author of the breakthrough Clear Intent, and now the Editor of the U.F.O. Historical Review which debuted in June, 1998.
Foo-Fighters are often mentioned in the UFO literature as being among the first modern era sightings of unidentified aerial objects, predating as they do the widely known civilian
sighting of June, 1947. Seldom however, is documentary evidence of
the reality and nature of these sightings presented to support mention of the
Foo-Fighters. While the documents
presented herein by no means represent all such material, they are a dramatic
insight into the UFOs of the Second World War, and come from both the European
and Pacific regions.” Arnold
“A PAIR OF ‘FOO FIGHTERS’ WWII”
Sources: keyholepublishing.com (Richard M. Dolan) and archive.org
Project P.R.O.V.E. was run by the late Jeff Challender.
Wikipedia article: “United States Army Air Forces”:
Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“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. Each of these forces had a commanding general who reported directly to the Army Chief of Staff.
The AAF administered all parts of military aviation formerly distributed among the Air Corps, General Headquarters Air Force, and the ground forces’ corps area commanders, and thus became the first air organization of the U.S. Army to control its own installations and support personnel. The peak size of the AAF during the Second World War was over 2.4 million men and women in service and nearly 80,000 aircraft by 1944, and 783 domestic bases in December 1943. By ‘V-E Day’, the Army Air Forces had 1.25 million men stationed overseas and operated from more than 1,600 airfields worldwide.”
The USAAF was disbanded on 18 September 1947.
Wikipedia article: “United States Air Force”:
Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces, and one of the seven American uniformed services. Initially established as a part of the United States Army on 1 August 1907, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the U.S. Armed Forces on 18 September 1947 with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947. It is the youngest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the fourth in order of precedence. The USAF is the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world. The Air Force articulates its core missions as air and space superiority, global integrated ISR, rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control.
The U.S. Air Force is a military service branch organized within the Department of the Air Force, one of the three military departments of the Department of Defense. The Air Force, through the Department of the Air Force, is headed by the civilian Secretary of the Air Force, who reports to the Secretary of Defense, and is appointed by the President with Senate confirmation. The highest-ranking military officer in the Air Force is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, who exercises supervision over Air Force units and serves as one of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Air Force components are assigned, as directed by the Secretary of Defense, to the combatant commanders, and neither the Secretary of the Air Force nor the Chief of Staff of the Air Force have operational command authority over them.
Along with conducting independent air and space operations, the U.S. Air Force provides air support for land and naval forces and aids in the recovery of troops in the field. As of 2017, the service operates more than 5,369 military aircraft, 406 ICBMs and 170 military satellites. It has a $161 billion budget and is the second largest service branch, with 318,415 active duty personnel, 140,169 civilian personnel, 69,200 Air Force Reserve personnel, and 105,700 Air National Guard personnel.”
Two foo fighters filmed passing amongst U.S. B-17 bombers
during WWII (source: Jeff Challender, 2003)
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