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Plumsteadville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Air Force

Established September 18, 1947

 
 
Air Force Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
1. Air Force Marker
Inscription.  

[Chronology]

Revolutionary War · 1775-1783

April 19, 1775
"Shot Heard Around the World," the American Revolution begins

The War of 1812 · 1812-1815

The Mexican War · 1846-1848

The Indian Wars · 1835-1891

The Civil War · 1861-1865

The Spanish-American War · 1898-1901

The Philippine Insurrection · 1899-1902

1907
The forerunner of the Air Force, the Aeronautical Division of the US Army Signal Corps was established

1907
The first military airplane specification was issued by the chief officer of the Signal Corps

1908
The War Department orders the first military airplane from the Wright Brothers

1908
Orville Wright makes first test flight of a military airplane

The Latin American Campaigns· 1906-1933

1916
The formation of the Lafayette Escadrille of American volunteer pilots prior to the US entering the War

1916
The first Aero Squadron begins operations under the command of General John J. Pershing

1916
The first use of military airplanes by the US Army

Plumstead Twp. Veterans Park Armed Services Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
2. Plumstead Twp. Veterans Park Armed Services Markers
Air Force marker is second from right
during the Mexican Punitive Expedition

World War I · 1917-1918

1918
The first combat mission flown by the 103d Aero Squadron

1920
The Army reorganization bill is approved creating the Air Service

1926
The Army Air Corps was established

1941
The first black flying unit is formed as the 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the "Tuskegee Airmen"

June 20, 1941
Army Air Corps [b]ecomes Army Air Force

World War II · 1941-1945

1942
The first jet powered aircraft, the Bell P-59, is tested

1942
The Doolittle Raiders bomb Japan in B-25 bombers from an aircraft carrier

1943
The [Women Airforce] Service [Pilots] (WASP) is formed

September 18, 1947
The Army Air Force [b]ecomes [t]he US Air Force

1949
The Berlin Airlift persuades the Soviet Union to lift its blockade of Berlin

Korean War · 1950-1953

1951
The first jet bomber, the B-47, enters USAF service

1951
The first jet aerial combat victory in an F-80 Shooting Star

1953
The first test flight at Mach 2 in a Douglas D-588 II Skyrocket

1955
The first B-52 [b]omber enters USAF service

1959
The USAF launches the first Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile

1959
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USAF successfully launches the Discovery I satellite into polar orbit

Vietnam War · 1962-1975

1965
A flight of F-4C Phantom jets is attacked by MiG 17[s] in the first aerial combat of the war

1965
The USAF launches its first retaliatory air strikes against [North] Vietnam

1969
USAF officer Col. Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Col. Neil Armstrong land and walk on the moon

January 1973
The Paris Peace Accords ends US ground forces involvement in the Vietnam War

1978
The USAF first test flight of the [Navstar] Global Positioning System is launched into Earth orbit

Grenada · 1983

October 1983
USAF participation in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada

1986
USAF F-111[s] flying from England make retaliatory air strikes against Libya

Panama · 1989

Gulf War · 1990-1991

1990
Liberation of Kuwait in Operation Desert Shield

1991
USAF participates in the intense bombing of Iraq in Operation Desert Storm

Somalia · 1992-1995

1993
USAF Maj. Susan Helms becomes the first woman in space

Bosnian War · 1993-1999

1994
The USAF participates in Operation Deny Flight over Bosnia-Herzegovina

1994
USAF Lt. Jeannie Flynn becomes the first woman fighter

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World Trade Center · 9-11-2001

2001
The first non-stop flight over the Pacific Ocean of a remotely piloted vehicle, the RQ-4A Global Hawk

2002
USAF participates in Operation Provide Hope to deliver humanitarian aid to Uzbekistan

The War in Afghanistan · 2001 to ---

2001-2003
USAF plays critical role in Operation Enduring Freedom

The War in Iraq · 2003 to ---

2005
USAF decommissions the last of the Peacekeeper intercontinental missiles

[USAF Emblem and historic photos]
 
Erected by Plumstead Township Veterans Committee.
 
Location. 40° 22.961′ N, 75° 8.751′ W. Marker is in Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. The marker is in the Plumstead Township Veterans Park, which is located at the NE corner of Easton Road (Pennsylvania Route 611) and Old Easton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plumsteadville PA 18949, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coast Guard (here, next to this marker); Navy (here, next to this marker); Marines (a few steps from this marker); The Plumstead Township Veterans Park (a few steps from this marker); Army (a few steps from this marker); The Doan Gang (approx. 2 miles away); Former U.S. Post Office (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dublin Honor Roll (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plumsteadville.
 
Also see . . .
1. US Air Force Official Website. (Submitted on December 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Air Force Historical Support Division. (Submitted on December 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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