18 Sep 1947
  • The United States Air Force (USAF) became an officially independent member of the newly unified US armed services, and was no longer under the control of the US Army. ww2dbase [AC]
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  • James Doolittle transferred from the US Army Reserve to the US Air Force Reserve; he retained the rank of lieutenant general. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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