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United States. Army Air Forces



  • Existence: 1941 June - 1947

Biographical / Historical

The Air Service of the United States Army was created in 1918. In 1926 the name was changed to Air Corps, in June 1941 to Army Air Forces, and in 1947 to United States Air Force.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George Detwiler Burges collection

Identifier: Mss 0095

George Detwiler Burges graduated from the College of Charleston in 1938. He served as a B-17 pilot during World War II and was killed in action in 1944. This collection consists of Burges' personal papers, letters, military records, photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, and military decorations including the Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.

Dates: 1929-1944