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Happy Birthday to the United States Air Force

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Black and white portrait (with slight pink/purple cast) of man in aviator cap, goggles, jacket and scarf.  Man is looking off to the right (his left).
Tuskegee Airman Connie Nappier, Jr.. Connie Nappier, Jr. Collection, Veterans History Project, AFC2001/001/67520.
Black and white image of man in flight gear with plane behind him.
Ernest Henry Treff. Ernest Henry Treff Collection. Veterans History Project, AFC2001/001/79448.


Today marks the 67th birthday of the U.S. Air Force. As the nation’s strategic, tactical and defensive force for the skies, the U.S. Air Force was officially founded by the National Security Act of 1947. Although they belong to the youngest branch of the U.S. armed forces, advancements in both science and society allow all airmen to “Aim High…Fly-Fight-Win!”

Click here to access digitized stories from more than 3,000 Air Force veterans in the Veterans History Project archive.

Comments (3)

  1. happy birthday america:::

  2. HBD! Long live and prosperity.

  3. Happy birthday, happy birthday, we wish you all Happy Birthday! That is probably the song that’s heard and sang in our lives. We heard when we were babies and then learned and sang in our birthday and those of our family and friends . Undoubtedly, it is the most popular song, the best known and sung. Happy Birthday comes from English and over time has resulted in a multitude of languages worldwide.

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