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Old 14-05-2014, 12:32 PM   #1427
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Originally Posted by lightgiver View Post

Since 1941 the United States has maintained air bases in the United Kingdom. Major Commands of the USAF having bases in the United Kingdom were the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), Strategic Air Command (SAC), and Air Mobility Command (AMC)..The origins of the United States Air Force in the UK can be traced to a series of agreements made between 27 January and 27 March 1941 which provided for American naval, ground and air support for campaigns against Nazi Germany.. As a result, a special US Army Observer Group was activated in London on 19 May 1941.. One of the first tasks of that unit was to reconnoitre areas regarded as potential sites for United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) installations... On March 3, 1969 the United States Navy established an elite school for the top one percent of its Pilots. Its purpose was to teach the lost art of aerial combat and to insure that the handful of men who graduated were the best fighter Pilots in the world. They succeeded. Today, the Navy calls it Fighter Weapons School. The flyers call it..TOP GUN...

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