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USAAF Combat Operations in WWll

This extraordinary effort by Jack McKillop USAF, based on original work by Kit Carter and Robert Mueller, is presented here as a research aid for all those interested in the involvement of the USAAF in WWll.

What you will find in these pages - remarkably - is an exhaustive account of every single operational movement of the USAAF from the day war was declared by the US on December 6 1941 until a month after the final capitulation of Japan in 1945.

To those unfamiliar with this subject, the first impression will likely be of the sheer size of this involvement: the number of units and planes, their locations, the logistics of moving them around the globe in a controlled manner. It's all on a huge and unprecedented scale, especially given this was in an age before computers, where everything was done by hand.

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Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them. Franklin Delano Roosevelt