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US Air Force History

written by: Pavegunner
 
How much do you know about America's newest military service branch? Take my quiz and test your memory. Good luck & aim high!

Question 1:


When did the US Air Force officially become activated?
September 17, 1947
September 18, 1948
September 17, 1948
September 18, 1947

Question 2:

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Who was the pilot of the B-29 "Enola Gay" that dropped the Hiroshima bomb?
Capt. Chuck Yeager
Lt. Buchannon "Buck" Rogers
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
Col. Paul Tibbets


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Question 3:


Before becoming a separate entity, the US Air Force existed under this name.
US Army Air Corps
US Air Reserve Corps
US Army Air Force
US Army Air Reserve

Question 4:

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Who was the first Chief Master Sergeant of the US Air Force?
CMSgt Gerald R. Murray
CMSgt James M. McCoy
CMSgt Arthur L. Andrews
CMSgt Paul W. Airey


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Question 5:

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Who was the first person to break the sound barrier?
Jimmy Doolittle
John Glen
Chuck Yeager
Scott Crossfield


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Question 6:

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What was the type of aircraft used to first break the sound barrier?
Bell X-1
Bell YZF-R1
Bell SR-71
Bell X-Q


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Question 7:


What was the first big challenge the new USAF was tasked with?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
The Copenhagen Kontakt
The San Pebbles incident
The Berlin Airlift
Invasion of South Korea

Question 8:


On what date did the Korean War begin and when did it end?
June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953
June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1952
June 25, 1949 - July 27, 1951
June 25, 1949 - July 27, 1952

Question 9:


The USAF Air Demonstration Squadron are also known as this.
Thunderchiefs
Golden Knights
Blue Angles
Thunderbirds

Question 10:


What was the nickname given to the group of Black pilots in WW II that excelled in aerial combat?
Montgomery Warcats
Talladega Warhawks
Birmingham Warriors
Tuskegee Airmen

 


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