Viewer Comment: U.S. Army Air Corps

By The History Detectives Team
28 July 2010
Category: Viewer Mailbag

Viewer Holand Davis shared this correction about the Iwo Jima Map story aired earlier this season.

During the story (which I found fascinating), it was stated that the person who took the map from the Japanese soldier was in the Army Air Corps. This is an error in name; common but an error.


The U.S, Army Air Corps came into being on 7/2/26. The U.S. Army Air Forces came into being on 6/20/1941 and the U.S. Air Force came into being on 9/17/1947. So for the entire period of WWII, it was the U.S. Army Air Forces.


As I said, it is a common error that I see frequently in obituaries of WWII vets. Our genealogical chapter has put together a spreadsheet of veterans buried in Summit County OH cemeteries and many obits list the service incorrectly.

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