Crivitz Legion Celebrates Air Force Birthday

A group of distinguished veterans gathered on Monday to celebrate the 75th birthday of the United States Air Force. The group enjoyed free pizza and soft drinks provided by American Legion Post #413. The United State Air Force was officially born on Sept. 18, 1947. Prior to that date, the U.S. Air Force did not exist as a separate and independent military service organization. Pilots, navigators, bombardiers, and other aviation related personnel served through a series of several designations including the Aeronautical Section, the Signal Corps in 1909, the Aviation Section, the Signal Corps in 1914, the United States Army Air Service in 1918, the United States Army Air Corps in 1926, and the United States Army Air Forces in 1941. Seated front row from left are WWII veterans Don Adams-Navy, and Val Sikowski-Army; Standing are Jack Gasser-USAF, Al Mueller and Dion Uhl, both Army.


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