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Founded in 1953 by Gen. Carl A. "Tooey" Spaatz and other air power pioneers, the Air Force Historical Foundation is dedicated to preserving the history and traditions of American aviation, with emphasis on the U.S. Air Force, its predecessor organizations, and the men and women whose lives and dreams were devoted to flight.
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January 30, 1944 – World War II

During the second 700-plane raid launched by Eighth Air Force, blind bombing devices allow the formation to attack industrial targets near Brunswick, Germany. A smaller force of airplanes bombs targets near Hanover.

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History Challenge: January 2015

Posted: 12.31.2014

Put on your thinking cap! This latest challenge will test the limits of your air power knowledge. Submit the correct answers for a chance to win prizes.
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Letter from the President

Posted: 12.23.2014

The latest message from Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose (USAF Ret.) covers the Foundation’s latest awards ceremonies, new website features and more.
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Air Power History: Winter 2014

Posted: 12.19.2014

This edition of Air Power History includes three feature articles, 20-plus book reviews and a new message from Air Force Historical Foundation President Dale Meyerrose.
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2014 Awards Ceremonies

Updated: 10.17.2014

The Air Force Historical Foundation’s annual awards – including the organization’s three highest honors – were presented during a pair of ceremonies held October 8.
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60th Anniversary celebration

Posted: 7.25.2014

This event – which was held in Arlington, Virginia – featured a special presentation by Bob Hoover, the legendary stick-and-rudder pilot.
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