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E. Gerald PiresISBN: 1930859392;
Book DescriptionThe Army Air Force began August 1, 1907 as the Aeronautical Division of the United States Army Signal Corps. Six months prior to Pearl Harbor it had been renamed to the Army Air Force. It wasn't until July 26, 1947 that the Air Force was established as a separate Service under the Armed Services Unification Act. At that time the USAF was not prepared, equipped, or trained to take over all of the duties of an independent Service. Certain Army units such as the Engineers that constructed and maintained air bases, Ordinance, Medical, and Signal were assigned to the USAF to aid its transition. These units became known as SCARWAF (Special Category Army with Air Force) and existed only during the few years 1949 to 1956 when the program ended. The 474th Signal Aviation Construction Company was one of these units assigned to the Far East Command. From the home base in Japan, highly skilled crews were sent to every part of the South Pacific, Japan and Korea on various...
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