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100 Years of Military Aviation – Part II

After the SEP 1908 trial flights at Fort Myer, the Wright Brothers once again returned in 1909 to show the US Army what improvements that were made and a longer flight from Fort Myer, VA to where the George Washington Masonic Monument stands in Alexandria, VA and back convinced the US Army that there was merit in this new way of travel.

In 1910, the first air group was established, located at College Park, MD — the success of this group leading to the US Army Air Corps. Finally after WW II, when the War Department was disbanded ( the US Army with its Air Corps were under the War Department until then) – and in 1947, when the Department of Defense was created, the US Army & then new US Air Force became separate services.


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