In May 1918, a new order in the Army was created its charge to reach the heavens and soar with the eagle. Upon wooden frames and cloth wings, they began their ascent into the uncharted heights of the heavens where once only angels flew. Then named the U.S. Army Air Service lasted near 8 years before being redesignated to the Army Air Corps these men flew against the infamous Red Baron in the first world war.
Then on December 7, 1941, after the dust settled on the beaches of pearl harbor, leaving the pacific fleet severely crippled thrusting us into the second world war that had been ravaging Europe. The Army Air Corps once again was used in an indispensable role as they flew in enemy-controlled lands dropping both bombs and troops in the newly established airborne divisions. Theis flying fortresses flew slow and low and made them easy targets for enemy pilots in the nazi lufwafa this lead to the high recognition of the Tuskegee airman or red tails after traditional white piolets looking for the kill and following their dogfighting combat training would leave the escort of the B-52s the colored piolets of the red tails did all they could to make sure every B-52 returned and in doing so never lost a bomber.
In 1947 after the use of the bombs named fat man and little boy, the first and last use of nuclear ordnance on a foreign country President Truman signed in to creation the modern-day Air Force. The Air Force quickly started pushing the bounds of technology in avionics and soon set its sights higher than just the heavens they were bound too. Though turned into a civilian ran organization named National Aeronautics and Space Administration where they rose to the challenge and beat the soviet union in the race to the moon sending the first humans to first space merely orbiting the earth and then landing in the Atlantic.
Author by: tyrell moody