Army Air Forces in Europe

world war II

US Army Air Force

Welcome to the history of the USAAF in World War II. This website is dedicated in honor of the members of the United Staes Army Air Force here and gone but never forgotten.

Presented by the Military History Group and created by Mark Aragon.


Not to have an adequate air force in the present state of the world is to compromise the foundations of national freedom and independence.

— Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 14 March 1933.

9th Air Force

The 9th Air Force was activated on September 1, 1941. The 9th AF participated in Egypt and Libya, the campaign in Tunisia, and the invasions of Sicily and Italy. The 9th transferred to England in October, 1943 and participated in the Normandy invasion and remained in the European continent until the VE-Day.



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