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Air Force History

Who was directed in June of 1907 to repair and inflate balloons at Fort Wood on Liberty Island in New York Harbor? Thus beginning the journey to today's Air Force. (2-25)

Cpl Edward Ward and Pvt Joseph Barrett

When was the Aeronautical Division of the US Army Signal Corps in service? (2-25)

1907-1914

When was the Aviation Section of the US Army Signal Corps in service?

1914-1918

When was the Army Air Service in service?

1918-1926

When was the Army Air Corps in service?

1926-1947

When was the US Army Air Forces in service?

1941-1947

When was the modern day US Air Force established?

1947-until

Who demonstrated that a balloon could effectively direct artillery fire by telegraph against Confederate troops?

Thaddeus Lowe

What was the name of William Ivy Baldwin's balloon that was used during the Spanish-American War?

Santiago

Who were the first enlisted men assigned to the Signal Corps' small Aeronautical Division?

Cpl Edward Ward and Pvt Joseph Barrett

Who headed the Aeronautical Division of the US Army Signal Corps, created in August 1907?

Capt Charles Chandler

Who was the first enlisted pilot?

PFC Vernon Burge

What was the name of the Army's first dirigible?

Dirigible No. 1

Who was the first enlisted person to die in a military aircraft accident?

Cpl Frank Scott

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