Category: United States Air Force

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US Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services. Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on 18 September 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947. It is the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed, and is the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world. (Source: Wikipedia:United_States_Air_Force.)

The United States Air Force became a separate military service on 18 September 1947 with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947. The Act created the National Military Establishment, later renamed the United States Department of Defense, which was composed of four of the five branches, the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and a newly created Air Force. Prior to 1947, the responsibility for military aviation was divided between the Army for land-based operations and the Navy and Marine Corps for sea-based operations from aircraft carrier and amphibious aircraft. The Army created the first antecedent of the Air Force on 1 August 1907, which through a succession of changes of organization, titles, and missions advanced toward eventual separation 40 years later. The predecessor organizations leading up to today's U.S. Air Force are:
Aeronautical Division, Signal Corps (1 August 1907 – 18 July 1914)
Aviation Section, Signal Corps (18 July 1914 – 20 May 1918)
Division of Military Aeronautics (20 May 1918 – 24 May 1918)
Air Service, U.S. Army (24 May 1918 – 2 July 1926)
US Army Air Corps (2 July 1926 – 20 June 1941)
The US Army Air Corps became a subordinate element of the Army Air Forces on 20 June 1941, and was abolished as an administrative organization on 9 March 1942. It continued to exist as a branch of the Army (similar to the infantry, quartermaster, or artillery) until reorganization provisions of the National Security Act of 1947 (61 Stat. 495), 26 July 1947.[4]
U.S. Army Air Forces (20 June 1941 – 17 September 1947)
The Army Air Forces were abolished by Transfer Order 1, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 26 September 1947, implementing the same provisions. Transfer Order 1 was the first of 200 Army-Air Force transfer agreements drawn up in June and July 1947, and ordered the transfer of all military and civilian personnel of the Army Air Forces to the Department of the Air Force and the USAF.[4] The final transfer order was signed 22 June 1949. (Source: Wikipedia:History_of_the_United_States_Air_Force)

While we want to place profiles into more specific categories of the unit, base, etc where the person served, in many cases all that is known initially from an obituary, gravestone, photo, etc is that they were in the Air Force, so they can be placed here. Upon further research, if more information is discovered, moved them to that category.

  • For units and personnel who served during non-conflict periods see the Subcategories listed below.

Wars/Conflicts: For for more detailed service information about units and the personnel who served in the United States Air Force in specific wars/conflicts, see:

See Also: Also see the branches that preceded the formation of the Air Force:

Resources: For further information about the United State Air Force, See Also:

United States Air Force
United States Military History on Wikitree
Wikipedia:United_States_Air Force
Wikipedia:Structure_of_the_United_States_Air_Force Includes historic lineage.
Wikipedia:List_of_Major_Commands_of_the_United_States_Air_Force Includes historic lineage.
Wikipedia:Numbered Air Forces Includes historic lineage.
National Archives Photographs of Air Force and Predecessor Agencies Activities, Facilities and Personnel - World War II and Korean War, 1940-1980.

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19 Sep 1932 Bureau, Illinois, United States - 26 Aug 1955
16 Sep 1930 - 02 Feb 2017
02 Nov 1934 - 12 Jan 2018 photo
29 Sep 1955 - 13 Feb 2013 photo
24 Aug 1928 - 12 Oct 2012
30 Jun 1947 - 04 Feb 2017 photo
05 May 1930 Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States - 15 Nov 1967 photo
09 Jan 1958 - 10 Jan 2013 photo
10 Mar 1933 - 25 Aug 2011 photo
17 Aug 1933 Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina, United States - 29 Jul 1974
21 May 1938 - 22 Feb 2017
06 Dec 1938 - 29 Nov 2016
02 Aug 1938 Renfrew, Butler County, Pennsylvania - 15 Apr 2008
09 Feb 1937 - 08 Feb 2017
26 Mar 1958 - 29 Aug 2009
22 Feb 1928 Houston, Texas County, Missouri, United States - 16 Nov 2005
1926 Missouri, United States - 1998
1930s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
12 Apr 1896 Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 28 Dec 1974
02 Sep 1931 - 21 May 2017
24 Dec 1924 - 04 Jul 2016
26 Mar 1930 - 21 Sep 2012
26 Dec 1928 - 10 Mar 2013
11 May 1939 - 10 Aug 2011
29 Mar 1938 - 24 Apr 2013
18 Oct 1937 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States - 07 Jun 1970 photo
07 Aug 1934 - 09 Dec 2013
05 Jan 1955 - 24 Aug 2014
08 Jun 1937 - 07 May 2012
06 Jun 1955 - 26 Jun 2012
19 Jan 1922 Massachusetts, United States - 17 Sep 1995
26 Oct 1934 - 10 Nov 2016
17 Jan 1951 - 13 Feb 2016
25 Dec 1959 Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York, United States - 01 Feb 2003 photo
1960s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo Active member8
09 Apr 1924 Buffalo, Wilson, Kansas, United States - 27 Sep 1956 photo
20 May 1947 Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia, United States - 06 Jun 2004
01 Sep 1934 - 16 Apr 2008
30 Mar 1941 Ross County, Ohio, United States - 06 Jul 2005
06 Jul 1936 Harrison Township, Ross, Ohio, United States - 17 Feb 2005
21 Sep 1930 Roanoke, Alabama, USA - 20 Jan 2015

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1920s - 1980s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
1960s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) Active member19
31 Aug 1933 Lee County, Alabama, USA - 31 Mar 2006
1930s - 2000s Privacy Level: Private with Public Family Tree (Yellow) photo
01 Feb 1932 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States - 23 May 2019 photo
13 Jun 1929 - 16 May 2010
29 Feb 1928 - 07 Nov 1968
1920s - 2010s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
01 May 1900 Wisconsin, United States - 17 Aug 1965 photo
10 Mar 1929 Michigan, United States - 02 Oct 1998
29 Mar 1938 Mineral, Louisa, Virginia, United States - 03 Mar 2010
24 May 1944 Los Angeles, California, United States - 29 Oct 2013 photo
30 Dec 1931 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States - 28 Feb 1966 photo
21 Mar 1931 Detroit, Michigan, USA - 16 Jan 2012
13 Jul 1928 Virginia, USA - 23 Apr 2004
1940s - 1970s Privacy Level: Private with Public Family Tree (Yellow)
1930s - 2010s Privacy Level: Private with Public Family Tree (Yellow)
1930s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo Active member17625
07 Aug 1934 Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States - 24 Jan 2003
06 Oct 1944 Malone, Franklin, New York, USA - 16 May 2009
Living Blanton photo
1920s - 1990s Privacy Level: Private with Public Family Tree (Yellow)
1930s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo

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24 Oct 1917 Missouri, United States - 10 Mar 1990
1920s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
abt 1937 Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA - abt 13 Sep 2014
30 Jan 1929 Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States - 08 Mar 2003 photo
25 Nov 1935 Dentsville, Charles, Maryland, United States - 03 Jun 2020
16 May 1956 Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia, USA - 27 Sep 2011 photo
Living Boyle
26 May 1917 Alabama, United States - 17 Jul 1969 photo
27 Jul 1916 Pickens County, South Carolina, United States - 02 Jul 2004
21 Sep 1935 - 30 Jul 2008
1940s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
03 Nov 1923 Walker, Cass, Minnesota, USA - 14 Apr 2016 photo
18 May 1937 Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska, United States - 11 Jul 1980
1900s - 1990s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
28 Nov 1932 Carthage, jasper County, Missouri, United States - 11 May 2001
29 Jul 1931 Elgin, Santa Cruz, Arizona, United States - 30 Sep 1981 photo
31 Jan 1931 - 07 Nov 1979
09 Jun 1931 Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States - 25 Jan 1982
05 Oct 1928 Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States - 23 Jun 2007
07 Jan 1915 - 26 Nov 2000
26 Sep 1925 New Mexico, United States - 25 Mar 1985 photo
31 Jul 1956 Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States - 07 Sep 2002
26 Apr 1923 Texas, United States - 03 Sep 2004

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17 Nov 1931 Rayle, Wilkes County, Georgia, United States - 28 Mar 1998
27 Dec 1958 Bradford, McKean, Pennsylvania, USA - 21 May 1994
Living Capps photo
1950s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
02 Sep 1907 Steel Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States - 15 Oct 1987
1940s - 2010s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
1966 Florence, South Carolina, United States - 03 Oct 2018
abt 1935 Holly, Colorado, USA - 09 Jan 1992
25 Apr 1918 Petersburg, Virginia, United States - 03 May 1975
1920s - 2000s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
1940s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
04 Mar 1933 Campbellton, Atascosa County, Texas, United States of America - 16 Sep 2004
05 Feb 1920 Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States - 05 Dec 1990 photo
23 Nov 1927 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States - 27 Feb 2006 photo
17 Jan 1937 Lockport, Niagara, New York, USA - 18 Apr 2003
09 Feb 1939 San Diego, San Diego, California, United States - 27 Mar 2003 photo
02 Sep 1925 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas USA - 29 Nov 2007 photo
15 Jul 1939 Missouri, United States - 11 May 1998
07 Sep 1939 Davidson County, North Carolina, United States - 26 Oct 2013
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22 Oct 1940 Deshler, Henry, Ohio, United States - 05 Aug 2006
31 Oct 1930 Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 28 Apr 2021 photo
01 Aug 1932 La Porte City, Iowa, United States - 29 Jul 2015
1950s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo Active member45888
24 Jul 1933 Montgomery, Alabama, United States - 02 Apr 1998
08 Sep 1928 Gallegos, New Mexico, USA - 02 Oct 2003 photo
06 Mar 1927 Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States - 04 Oct 2004 photo
11 Mar 1902 Oklahoma, United States - 29 Mar 1960
18 Mar 1922 Whiteland, Johnson, Indiana, United States - 10 Mar 1953
Living Crawford
1940s - 2000s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
1920s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
11 Mar 1926 Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, USA - 16 Jul 2000 photo
13 May 1959 - 19 Sep 1998
10 Mar 1934 Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, USA - 03 Jan 1953

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03 Nov 1930 Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, USA - 06 May 2014 photo
23 Sep 1919 - 30 Jul 2011
13 Nov 1929 - 15 Jan 1995
11 Oct 1919 Harnett County, North Carolina, USA - 15 Sep 2007
17 Mar 1930 Santa Cruz, California, United States - 06 Apr 2015 photo
18 Dec 1912 Washington, District of Columbia, United States - 04 Jul 2002 photo

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18 Mar 1927 Stratton, Colorado, United States - 06 Dec 2016
13 Aug 1914 Munjor, Ellis County, Kansas - 03 Mar 2005
02 Sep 1924 Colorado, United States - 15 Jun 1985
19 Jul 1920 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States - abt 07 May 2013 photo
13 Oct 1976 United States - 23 Jan 2020
22 May 1938 Wildberg, Calw, Baden-Württemberg, Germany - 07 Feb 2001 photo
23 Mar 1926 Unionville, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA - 11 Jun 1973 photo
14 Aug 1938 - 18 Feb 1994
04 Oct 1953 Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, USA - 06 Jul 2011
28 May 1927 Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States - 09 Nov 1956
21 Aug 1975 Newfane, Niagara, New York, USA - 19 Sep 2016
1913 New York, United States - 15 Mar 2004
07 Aug 1932 - 03 Oct 1995
29 May 1931 Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA - 08 Dec 1995
04 Apr 1932 - 25 Feb 1999
Living Douglas
29 Jan 1953 Cass, Texas, United States - 07 Jul 2020 photo
1930s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
28 Feb 1928 Chicago, Illinois - 23 Sep 1952 photo

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29 Jul 1934 Jack, AL. - 04 Dec 2007
23 Jun 1930 Columbus, Franklin, Ohio - 02 Dec 1987 photo
1930s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
20 Mar 1944 Benson, Swift County, Minnesota, United States - 04 Sep 1997
21 Jan 1933 Cuthand, Red River, Texas, United States - 01 Jun 1994
09 Aug 1920 Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States - 01 Oct 2004 photo
16 Aug 1929 Shawnee, Nebraska, United States - 23 Oct 2014

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1930s - 2020s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
29 Aug 1942 Dansville, Livingston, New York, United States - 10 Dec 1990 photo
22 May 1932 Owen County, Kentucky, United States - 20 Oct 2012
24 Jul 1938 Brashear, Hopkins County, Texas, United States - 22 Jun 2009
1950s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) Active member243
25 Sep 1933 Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States - Aug 2014
12 Jul 1937 - bef 29 Oct 1997 photo
18 Feb 1930 Pennsylvania, United States - 31 Oct 1964 photo
08 Feb 1932 Magic City, Wheeler County, Texas, United States - 07 Jan 1983 photo
19 Apr 1932 Georgia, United States - 17 Mar 1971
24 Jun 1946 Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States - 28 Dec 2004
11 Oct 1936 Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States - 21 Aug 2013 photo

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22 Sep 1906 - 17 Jan 1996
20 Feb 1893 - 14 Jan 1974
Living Gallimore
1950s Privacy Level: Private with Public Family Tree (Yellow)
Living Garden
1940s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
31 Oct 1923 Sandstone, Minnesota, United States - 08 Mar 2015
07 Feb 1949 Niagara, New York, USA - 13 Dec 2012
11 Jul 1924 Belleville, Essex, New Jersey, United States - 01 Nov 2008
24 Mar 1925 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States - 27 Jun 2010 photo
06 Jan 1935 Stowe, Lamoille, Vermont, United States - 08 Jul 1968 photo
1930s - 2000s Privacy Level: Private with Public Family Tree (Yellow)
10 Oct 1933 Stowe, Lamoille, Vermont, United States - 12 Jun 1994 photo
06 May 1934 Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States - 16 Sep 2018
18 Jul 1920 New York, United States - 14 May 1994 photo
05 Jan 1930 Quanah, Hardeman, Texas, United States - 06 Jun 1967 photo
23 Dec 1925 Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, United States - 24 Sep 1996
10 Feb 1928 Newfane, Windham, Vermont, United States - 02 Jul 2008
30 Oct 1945 Waukegan, Illinois, United States - 16 Apr 2015 photo
1930s - 2010s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
21 Apr 1890 Gallagh, Clontibret, Monaghan, Ireland - 15 Feb 1953 photo
22 Aug 1927 Coffee, Georgia, United States - 26 Dec 1952 photo
12 May 1958 Grangeville, Idaho County, Idaho, USA - 15 Apr 2015 photo
1940s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
14 Jul 1908 Fort Howard, Baltimore County, Maryland - 25 Nov 1996
08 May 1929 - 01 Sep 1999
 
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