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 Ninth Air Force Information
Ninth Air Force is a Numbered Air Force in Air Combat Command (ACC).
The Ninth Air Force also serves as the Air Force component of the United States Central Command.
Following the war, Ninth Air Force served as one of the tactical air forces of Tactical Air Command.
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  Numbered Air Forces Index
Assigned to Army Air Forces on September 16, 1943, to Continental Air Forces on April 16, 1945, and to Air Defense Command on March 21, 1946.
Neither the Air Field Forces nor the Air Force, Alaskan Defense Command, were legitimate War Department establishments and must be classified in the same category as provisional units, although the term "provisional" was never used in connection with them.
The new air force drew its operational forces from existing air forces in the European and Mediterranean theaters and commenced combat operations the day after it was formed.
www.au.af.mil /au/afhra/rso/numbered_airforce_index.html   (4679 words)

 9th Air Force
One of its key missions was the defense of Allied ground forces during the German offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge at the end of 1944.
Ninth's last move came Sept. 1, 1954, when it was transferred to Shaw AFB, S.C., and assumed its present role of preparing for combat across a broad range of contingencies.
Air National guard and Air Force Reserve units are inspected by the active Air Force members.
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 Air Force Academy Official Athletic Site
Air Force senior outside linebacker John Rabold has been selected to play in the 2008 Hula Bowl All-Star game on Jan. 12 in Hawaii.
Air Force closed the regular season with a 9-3 overall record and have finished now worse than second in the Mountain West Conference with a 6-2 mark.
Air Force running back Jim Ollis was named Mountain West Conference co-offensive player of the week for games through Nov. 17, announced today by the conference office.
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 9th Airforce
Ninth Air Force first entered combat in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, then moved to England in 1943.
Following the war, Ninth Air Force served as one of the tactical air forces of Tactical Air Command.
Presently assigned to Air Combat Command, Ninth Air Force also serves as the Air Force component to the United States Central Command.
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 World War II Air Force History - 28 Volumes
Maps, charts, and photos are used to help document the United States Air Force's role in World War II In March 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget ordering each war agency to prepare "an accurate and objective account" of that agency's war experience.
While intelligence is important to all military operations, it is especially significant to air forces, for the targets chosen and the ability to reach and destroy them often determine whether the speed, flexibility, and power of the aerial weapon is used to its utmost capacity to affect the outcome of combat.
Condensed Analysis of the Ninth Air Force in the European Theater of Operations is an analytical study of the operating procedures and functional organization of tactical air power as developed by the Ninth Air Force in the war of Western Europe.
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 Turner Air Force Base
The Air Force transferred the base to the jurisdiction of SAC on 1 April 1957.
Many other Air Force units were from time to time assigned to Turner, some temporarily and others for their life span.
Upon the transfer of the 31st to the Ninth Air Force on that date, the 408th was transferred to Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio Texas.
www.strategic-air-command.com /bases/Turner_AFB.htm   (960 words)

 Edwin S. Chickering, Brigadier General, United States Air Force
General Chickering was assigned as chief of staff for operation of the Pacific Air Forces in 1958 and in August of 1959 took command of the Pacific Air Forces Base Command, the Hawaiian Air Defense Division and Hickam Air Force Base.
On return to the mainland in 1961, he was assigned to the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force and later to the Office of the Secretary of Defense on a special project with the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
General Chickering returned to the mainland in 1961 and was assigned to the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force and later to the Office of the Secretary of Defense on a special project with the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /eschickering.htm   (1154 words)

 HyperWar: The Army Air Forces in WWII: Vol. III--Europe: Argument to V-E Day [Chapter 5]
While the Ninth Air Force was seeking to find its place within the organizational framework of the theater, it worked swiftly to develop its internal organization in response to the constant pressure of time.
The Ninth Air Force intended from the beginning that the IX Fighter Command should be primarily a training headquarters, preparing fighter groups for combat and aiding in the development of air support commands, of which there was to be one for each of the two US.
Special attention was paid to the training of ground force officers who were assigned to combat groups as liaison officers for the purpose of interpreting the ground situation for the air force personnel.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/AAF/III/AAF-III-5.html   (12578 words)

 Fire/CounterFire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since he recognizes that air interdiction should complement the efforts of friendly surface forces rather than be employed in isolation, it is puzzling that he does not consider air interdiction and ground maneuver as key parts of the same campaign.
Of course, if he thought air interdiction and ground maneuver should be part of the same campaign, then it would be illogical for him to believe a component commander, not the theater commander, should be in charge of conducting the campaign.
At the same time, Ninth Air Force greatly reduced its span-of-control problem because it made each TAC responsible for closely coordinating the operations of a variable number of fighter-bomber groups (normally four to eight, each of which was roughly equivalent to today's wing) with its associated field army.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/apj/apj89/bingham.html   (947 words)

 Shaw Air Force Base - Home
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Shaw's annual cookie drive was in full gear at the community center Nov. 30 when Col. James Post, 20th Fighter Wing commander, expressed his appreciation to the volunteers from Shaw and the Sumter community during a kick-off ceremony.
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.-- -- The influenza or "flu" virus is an infection of the respiratory tract that causes fever (100 degrees - 103 degrees), chills, muscle ache, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, cough and headache.
It is transmitted through the air when a person infected with the virus coughs or sneezes, or when a person infected with the virus contaminates a surface with their hands and another person touches that surface and then their eyes, nose or mouth. 
www.shaw.af.mil   (416 words)

 9th Air Force Association page- Iverson
To Preserve and publicize the history of the Ninth Air Force from its beginning in World War II to the present.
Voting membership is open to all veterans and current active duty personnel of all ranks, all units, all specialties ever assigned to the 9th Air Force.
The Ninth Air Force Association is a non-profit organization in no way connected with the United States Air Force, Department of Defense or any other branch of the United States Government.
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 Eighth Air Force Historial Society
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): Mission 293: 542 bombers and 719 fighters are dispatched to aircraft factories and airfields in Germany and Poland; the bombers claim 45-8-14 Luftwaffe aircraft; 32 bombers and 10 fighters are lost; 10 bombers are damaged beyond repair.
Escort is 132 P-38s, 485 Eighth and Ninth Air Force P-47s and 242 Eighth and Ninth Air Force P-51s; 2 P-38s, 5 P-47s and 6 P-51s are lost, 1 P-38 is damaged beyond repair and 22 aircraft are damaged; casualties are 1 WIA and 12 MIA.
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): Mission 338: 591 bombers and 516 fighters are dispatched to Berlin, Brunswick and targets in C Germany; the mission is recalled due to cloud cover but 40 B-17s bomb Bergen/Alkmaar Airfield, The Netherlands; 1 B-17 is damaged beyond repair and 15 damaged; 2 airmen are KIA and 1 WIA.
www.8thafhs.org /combat1944a.htm   (16947 words)

 Ninth Tactical Air Force
The experience of the Allied forces in North Africa in 1942 and 1943 convinced the planners of "Overlord" that two tactical air forces -- one to support the British/Canadian ground forces, and one to support the US ground forces -- were essential to successfully invade Europe.
Each Tactical Air Force would have its own fighters, fighter-bombers, medium bombers, reconnaissance aircraft and night fighters.
Because of their short range, fighter units and fighter-bomber units would have to move to quickly-prepared bases close to the front as soon as the Allied ground forces advanced.
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From 1947 to 1950 General Ford was stationed in Ankara, Turkey, where he held positions as chief, Combat Training Branch; chief, Air Training Division; and Air Force member on the Joint Advisory Planning Staff, Turkey.
He then transferred to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., as special assistant to the commander, Ninth Air Force and in June 1958 assumed command of the 837th Air Division.
In June 1961 General Ford assumed command of the 41st Air Division at Johnson Air Station, Japan, and in June 1962 became commander of the 6100th Support Wing at Tachikawa Air Base, Honshu, Japan.
www.af.mil /bios/bio_print.asp?bioID=5438&page=1   (385 words)

 Condensed analysis of the Ninth Air Force in the European Theater of Operations
Condensed analysis of the Ninth Air Force in the European Theater of Operations
Condensed analysis of the Ninth Air Force in the European Theater of Operations :
A short history of Ninth Air Force operations in World War II, from the build-up before the invasion of the European continent through subsequent combat operations in 1944 and 1945.It discusses the need for a theater-level air headquarters, command and control of tactical air forces, as well as the importance of air-ground cooperation.
www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil /Publications/Annotations/reedcondensed.htm   (148 words)

Major General Levi R. Chase is vice commander, Ninth Air Force, TAC, with headquarters at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. General Chase was born in Cortland, N.Y., in 1917.
General Chase went with the 2d Air Commando Group to the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations in July 1944 and served as deputy commander and later became commander of the First Provisional Group.
He served successively as the deputy commander of the 1st Fighter Group, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.; executive officer of the 56th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Selfridge Air Force Base, Mich.; and then commander of the 63d Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Oscoda Air Force Base, Mich. In November 1951 he went to Osan Air Base, Korea.
www.af.mil /bios/bio.asp?bioID=4982   (750 words)

 Ninth Air Force Association
While on the subject, let us be proud of those of the 9th Air Force that have gone to higher echelons of the USAF.
The officers and members of the Ninth Air Force Association would like to have you become acquainted with our Association, as well as our association with the 9th Air Force and USCENTAF, including the people of all their units, what we do and how we do it.
The relatives of former 9th Air Force people are trying to keep the memories of WW II in appropriate web sites.
www.ninthairforceassoc.org   (485 words)

 Air force reserves - Air Force Reserve Command Streamlines Military Recruiting
The IITA is interested in matching Air Force Reserve expertise with project requirements to complement IITA's active duty research initiatives.
AFROTC (Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps) is a training program that prepares college students to become officers in the United States Air Force.
Homestead Air Force Base was recently realigned to an Air Force Reserve Base, and is being reduced in size from 3000 acres to 1000 acres.
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 HyperWar: U.S. Army Air Force Numbered Historical Studies
Ninth Air Force in the ETO [European Theater of Operations], 16 October 1943 to 16 April 1944
The Fifth Air Force in the Conquest of the Bismarck Archipelago, November 1943 to March 1944
The Twelfth Air Force in the North African Winter Campaign, 11 November 1942 to the Reorganization of 18 February 1943
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 Shaw Air Force Base - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Shaw Air Force Base is home to the Air Force's largest combat F-16 wing -- the 20th Fighter Wing -- whose mission is to provide, project and sustain combat-ready air forces.
Shaw also serves as home to Headquarters Ninth Air Force and U.S. Central Command Air Forces (USCENTAF), whose primary mission is to project decisive air and space power for U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) and America.
Blair Hansen, 9th Air Force vice commander and U.S. Central Air Forces deputy commander, swears in eight people from the Columbia, S.C., area into the Air Force Feb. 12.
www.shaw.af.mil /index.asp   (402 words)

 The Ninth Air Force DVD Review by Brett Green (Victory)
Often overlooked in the European Air War, the Ninth Air Force was in fact larger than the celebrated Eighth.
Flying a variety of medium and light bomber types, such as the A-20, B-26 and the A-26, and fighter bombers such as the venerable P-47 and the P-38 and P-51, the Ninth played a pivotal role in the conquest of Hitler’s Europe.
If you need proof of the second class status of the Ninth AF then you will see a lot of aircraft codes, such as B8, L0, D3, A6, B2, and O7 and I bet you can’t name the squadrons.
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 Flyingbooks Air Force Histories
Condensed Analysis of the Ninth Air Force in the E. T. O.
Analytical study of operating procedures and organisation of the Ninth Air Force.
Published by the Office of Air Force History 1983 897pp illustrated, photos, maps, index, appendix, notes. 18x24 in blue cloth with silver gilt title. boards very slightly marked, otherwise fine.
www.flyingbooks.co.uk /acatalog/Air_Force_Histories.html   (465 words)

 Harry A. Franck
During World War II, the Army Air Corps commissioned well-known travel author Harry A. Franck to write the story of the Ninth Air Force in the European Theatre of Operations.
Read "Bringing Words to Life", the gripping tale of how "Winter Journey through the Ninth" came to be published by Prince of the Road Press (including why we called it "Prince of the Road Press"!) The Stevens Indicator is the alumni magazine of Stevens Institute of Technology.
Franck's genius is his ability to give the reader the feeling of 'being there.' This is not a re-telling of how Germany was strategically pounded from the air, rather observations on the Air organization that moved with the ground troops and often died helping them push through to victory.
www.harryafranck.com /journey.htm   (677 words)

 Langley Air Force Base - Home
As the host unit at Langley Air Force Base, Va., the 1st Fighter Wing operates and maintains one of the largest fighter bases in Air Combat Command.
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. -- Troy Baker, guard for the 1st Logistics Readiness Squadron, takes the basketball to the rim during the game against the 1st Security Forces Squadron at the Air Combat Command Fitness Center Nov. 28.
Baker and the 1st LRS held the 1st SFS at 14 points in the first half, and although Roger Hobbs led the 1st SFS into the second half with 14 points, 1st LRS defeated 1st SFS with dominating defense, 54-39.
www.langley.af.mil   (641 words)

 The Future of Commercial and Military Measurements, Calibrations, and Standards
Remarks of Robert Hebner, Acting Deputy Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, at Ninth Air Force Worldwide Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Workshop, on June 29, 1998, at Denison University, Granville, Ohio.
Industry and the military are now looking to NIST for technical leadership in developing standards for estimating uncertainty, testing, and evaluating the performance of laser trackers.
It also will require identifying--and addressing--technology needs that are unique to the Air Force, Army, or Navy—needs that will fall outside the scope of commercial RandD efforts.
www.nist.gov /speeches/airforce.htm   (3613 words)

 Amazon.com: "Ninth Air Force": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Overlord's Eagles: Operations of the United States Army Air Forces in the Invasion of Normandy in World War II by John J. Sullivan
ESCORTS AND DIVE-BOMBING hen the Ninth Air Force was reorganised in England on 16 October 1943, plans were well advanced for an invasion of W Europe.
Thus in early 1945 the Ninth Air Force in North-West Europe com- prised the IX, XIX, and XXIX Tactical Air Commands.
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 Langley Air Force Base - 480th Intelligence Wing
It is organized under Eighth Air Force, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana and Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Virginia.
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. -- Airmen from the 1st Logistics Readiness Squadron recently nominated Master Sgt. Dinky Smalls as one of Langley's warriors of the week.
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. -- For many, the Fourth of July is synonymous with carefree fun complete with fireworks and barbecues with friends.
www.langley.af.mil /480thintelligencewing/index.asp   (439 words)

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