United States Air Force

United States Air Force (HM27HX)

Location: Towanda, PA 18848 Bradford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 45.715', W 76° 26.56'

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Aim High...Fly-Fight-Win

1909 — US Army Signal Corps accepted its
first airplane from the Wright Brothers.
Named the 1st Aero Squadron a small group
of Army Airmen became the genesis of our
modern day Air Force.
US Army Air Corps were mainly used for
aerial reconnaissance and were organized
into three categories;
Observation Squadron, Pursuit Squadron and
the Bombardment Squadron.
Brigadier General Billy Mitchell is known as
the father of the US Air Force.
Frederick Libby became the first US
American airman ace on 25 August 1916.
[while serving with Britain's Royal Flying Corps]
Our Air Force of today during the period 1941-
1947 was known as the United States Army
Air Force.
The USAAF served mainly in the European
Theater but maintained a presence in the war
against Japan as well.
Participating in harrowing air battles as well
as the bombing of Berlin the US [Army] Air

Force was
instrumental in bringing victory over the Axis
powers. VE Day 05/08/1945.
The USAAF bombing of Hiroshima
(08/06/1945) and then Nagasaki (08/09/1945)
brought an end to hostilities worldwide.
1950, US civilian airlift fired upon by the
North Korean air force
June 1950, in order to stop aggression from
N. Korea the US commits aid to S. Korea
1951 USAAF [sic - USAF] F/86E's gain air superiority over
the N. Korean MIG's
Hostilities end 27 July 1953
Bombing of Haiphong — Khe Sanh Operation
Niagara & Rolling Thunder
Bombing of the Ho Chi Minh trail
Close air support of ground troops
Operation Linebacker — Bombing of Hanoi
Operation Homecoming
End of hostilities April 1975
1975 — 2015
Grenada — Beirut — Libya — Panama —
Gulf War Somalia

— Haiti — Yugoslavia —
Philippines — Syria, Libya [Afghanistan]
and Iraqi Interventions —
2015, Hostilities ongoing
Airman's Creed
I am an American Airman
I am a Warrior
I have answered my Nation's call
I am an American Airman
My mission is to Fly Fight and Win
I am faithful to a Proud Heritage
A Tradition of Honor
And a Legacy of Valor
I am an American Airman
Guardian of Freedom and Justice
My Nation's Sword and Shield
Its Sentry and Avenger
I defend my Country with my Life
I am an American Airman
Wingman Leader Warrior
I will never leave an Airman
I will never falter and I will not
Air Force Hymn
Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun
Here they come zooming to meet our
At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun!
Down we dive, spouting our flame from
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing can stop the U.S. Air Force!
Minds of men fashioned a crate of
thunder sent it high into the blue
Hands of men blasted the world a-
How they lived God only knew!
Souls of men dreaming of skies to
Gave us wings, ever to soar!
With scouts before and bombers galore.
Nothing can stop the U.S. Air Force!
Here's a toast to the host
Of those who love the vastness of the
To a friend we send a message of his
brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of
Then down we roar to score the
rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast, the
U.S. Air Force!
Off we go into the wild sky yonder,
Keep the wings level and true
If you'd live to be a grey-haired wonder
Keep the nose out of the blue!
Flying men, guarding the nation's border
we'll be there followed by more!
In echelon we carry on, hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!
HM NumberHM27HX
Year Placed2015
Placed ByConcerned Citizens and Organizations
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 380075 N 4624348
Decimal Degrees41.76191667, -76.44266667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 45.715', W 76° 26.56'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 45' 42.9" N, 76° 26' 33.6" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)570
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Robert D. Farley Connector, Towanda PA 18848, US
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