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2d Air Refueling Squadron
The 2d Air Refueling Squadron
2d Air Refueling Squadron
is a unit of the United States
United States
Air Force. It is part of the 305th Air Mobility Wing
305th Air Mobility Wing
at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 2d ARS is the second-oldest squadron in the Air Force, having over 100 years of service to the nation. Deployed to the Philippines after World War I, during the 1941-1942 Battle of the Philippines, it was wiped out, with the Japanese forcing some of the personnel to endure the Bataan Death March. It was re-formed as an air refueling squadron by Strategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command
in 1949
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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Davis–Monthan Air Force Base
Air Force Base
(DM AFB) (IATA: DMA, ICAO: KDMA, FAA LID: DMA) is a United States Air Force
United States Air Force
base located within the city limits approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south-southeast of downtown Tucson, Arizona. It was established in 1925 as Davis-Monthan Landing Field. The host unit for Davis–Monthan AFB is the 355th Fighter Wing (355 FW) assigned to Twelfth Air Force
Twelfth Air Force
(12AF), part of Air Combat Command (ACC)
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Call Field
Call Field is a former World War I military airfield, located 4.6 miles (7.4 km) southwest of Wichita Falls, Texas. It operated as a training field for the Air Service, United States Army between 1917 until 1919. The airfield was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established in 1918 after the United States entry into World War I.Contents1 History1.1 World War I 1.2 Closure 1.3 Civil use2 See also 3 ReferencesHistory[edit] Call Field was named for 1st Lieutenant Loren H. Call who reported for aeronautical duty at College Park, Maryland on 19 October 1912. In the winter of 1912–1913, he and Lieutenant E. L
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San Francisco
 CaliforniaCSA San Jose–San Francisco–OaklandMetro San Francisco–Oakland–HaywardMission June 29, 1776[1]Incorporated April 15, 1850[2]Founded by José Joaquín Moraga Francisco PalóuNamed for St
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Manila
Manila
Manila
(/məˈnɪlə/; Filipino: Maynilà, pronounced [majˈnilaʔ] or [majniˈla]), officially the City of Manila
Manila
(Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynilà [luŋˈsod nɐŋ majˈnilaʔ], Spanish: Ciudad de Manila), is the capital of the Philippines
Philippines
and the most densely populated city proper in the world.[3] It was the first chartered City by virtue of the Philippine Commission Act 183 on July 31, 1901 and gained autonomy with the passage of Republic Act No
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Corregidor
Corregidor
Corregidor
Island /kəˈrɛɡɪˌdɔːr/, locally called Isla ng Corregidor, is an island located at the entrance of Manila Bay
Manila Bay
in southwestern part of Luzon Island
Luzon Island
in the Philippines. Due to this location, Corregidor
Corregidor
has historically been fortified with coastal artillery to defend the entrance of Manila Bay
Manila Bay
and Manila
Manila
from attacks by enemy warships
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RAF Fairford
Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
Fairford
Fairford
or more simply RAF Fairford
Fairford
(IATA: FFD, ICAO: EGVA) is a Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF) station in Gloucestershire, England which is currently a standby airfield and therefore not in everyday use. Its most prominent use in recent years has been as an airfield for United States Air Force
United States Air Force
B-52s during the 2003 Iraq War, Operation Allied Force in 1999, and the first Gulf War
Gulf War
in 1991. It is the US Air Force's only European airfield for heavy bombers.[1] RAF Fairford
Fairford
was the only TransOceanic Abort Landing
TransOceanic Abort Landing
site for NASA's Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
in the UK
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Fort Mills
Fort Mills
Fort Mills
(Corregidor, the Philippines) was the location of US Major General George F. Moore's headquarters for the Philippine Department's Harbor Defenses of Manila and Subic Bays
Harbor Defenses of Manila and Subic Bays
in early World War II, and was the largest seacoast fort in the Philippines.[2][3] Most of this Coast Artillery Corps fort was built 1904–1910 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers
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Kelly Field
Kelly Field Annex
Kelly Field Annex
(formerly Kelly Air Force Base) (IATA: SKF, ICAO: KSKF, FAA LID: SKF) is a United States Air Force
United States Air Force
facility located in San Antonio, Texas
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Curtiss JN-4
The Curtiss JN-4
Curtiss JN-4
"Jenny" was one of a series of "JN" biplanes built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of Hammondsport, New York, later the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. Although the Curtiss JN series was originally produced as a training aircraft for the U.S
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Rockwell Field
Rockwell Field
Rockwell Field
is a former United States Army Air Corps
United States Army Air Corps
military airfield, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) northwest of the city of Coronado, California
Coronado, California
on the northern part of the Coronado Peninsula across the bay from San Diego, California. This airfield played a fundamental role in the development of United States military aviation in the period before and during World War I. Originally it was The Curtiss School of Aviation, founded by Glenn Curtiss. In November 1912, the Army established a permanent flying school on the island. It served as a major flying school during World War I, and remained active as an Army Air Corps facility after the war
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Philippine Department
The Philippine Department
Philippine Department
(Filipino: Kagawaran ng Pilipinas/Hukbong Kagawaran ng Pilipinas) was a regular United States Army
United States Army
unit whose mission was to defend the Philippine Islands and train the Philippine Army. On 9 April 1942, during World War II, the unit surrendered to the Japanese. The Department and its sub-units were predominantly under the command of American officers, including an American general, while the majority of the troops were enlisted Filipinos, known as the Philippine Scouts
Philippine Scouts
(PS). The primary force of this Department was the Philippine Division
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Manila Bay
Manila
Manila
Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila
Manila
(on Luzon), in the Philippines. Strategically located around the capital city of the Philippines, Manila
Manila
Bay facilitated commerce and trade between the Philippines
Philippines
and its neighbouring countries,[1] becoming the gateway for socio-economic development even prior to Spanish occupation
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Dayton-Wright DH-4
The Airco
Airco
DH.4 was a British two-seat biplane day bomber of the First World War. It was designed by Geoffrey de Havilland
Geoffrey de Havilland
(hence "DH") for Airco, and was the first British two-seat light day-bomber to have an effective defensive armament. The DH.4 was developed as a light two-seat combat aircraft, intended to perform both aerial reconnaissance and day bomber missions. One of the early aims of the design was for it to be powered by the newly-developed Beardmore Halford Pullinger (BHP) engine, capable of generating up to 160 hp. During its first years of flight, it was tried with several different engines, perhaps the best of which was the 375 hp (280 kW) Rolls-Royce Eagle
Rolls-Royce Eagle
engine
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Thomas-Morse O-19
The Thomas-Morse Aircraft
Thomas-Morse Aircraft
Corporation was an American aircraft manufacturer, until it was taken over by the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation in 1929.Contents1 History 2 Aircraft 3 References3.1 Notes 3.2 Bibliography4 External linksHistory[edit] Founded in 1910 by English expatriates William T. Thomas and his brother Oliver W. Thomas[1] as Thomas Brothers Company in Hammondsport, New York,[2] the company moved to Hornell, New York, and moved again to Bath, New York the same year.[2] At the Livingston County Picnic in 1912 The Thomas Brothers Hydro-aeroplane was scheduled to fly the first Hydro-aeroplane in Livingston County but later reported the winds prevented the flight.[3] During 1913, the company operated the affiliated Thomas Brothers School of Aviation at Conesus Lake, McPherson Point in Livingston County, New York state[2][4](taking a page from Glenn Curtiss, who did much the same at Keuka Lake)
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28th Bomb Squadron
The 28th Bomb Squadron (28 BS) is a squadron of the United States Air Force. It is assigned to the 7th Operations Group, Global Strike Command, stationed at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The squadron is equipped with the Rockwell B-1B Lancer.[1] The 28 BS is one of the oldest and most decorated units in the United States Air Force, being organized as the 28th Aero Squadron on 22 June 1917 at Kelly Field, Texas. The squadron deployed to France and fought on the Western Front during World War I as a pursuit squadron. The unit was demobilized after the war in 1919.[2] Re-organized in 1921 becoming part of the permanent United States Army Air Service, the squadron served in the Philippines during the Inter-War period, engaging in combat during the 1941-42 Battle of the Philippines at the beginning of World War II
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