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Definition of the noun Air Corps

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  1. formerly the airborne division of the United States Army
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic terms: air force / airforce = the airborne branch of a country's armed forces


The Air Corps is the air component of the Defence Forces of Ireland. Through a fleet of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, it provides military support to the Army and Naval Service, together with non-military air services such as air ambulance and the Ministerial Air Transport Service. The primary airbase is Casement Aerodrome located at Baldonnel, County Dublin.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Army (2001)

by Jerold E. Brown

AIR CORPS 7 AIR CORPS The U.S. Army Air Corps represented a stage in the evolution of military air power in the United States. Two camps carried on the public debate over the role of air power in the United States during the early years of ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Anti-Aircraft Command; Anti-Aircraft Corps; Area Advisory Committee; Army Apprentices College; Army Air Corps; Association of American Choruses; Association of American Colleges; Australian Agricultural Company; Australian Air Corps; ...

Google previewDictionary of British Military History (2009)

by George Usher

Army Air Corps The Corps was formed in 1942 to co-ordinate the Glider ...

Google previewWorld War II: the Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945 (2012)

by Norman Polmar, Thomas B. Allen

r X, a Luftwaffe air corps that specialized in attacking British shipping. A naval oflicer, Geisler transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1935 and four years later ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2013)

the Army Air Corps (1926–1941), and the Army ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1985)

Volume 38 - Supplement 3: Adams: Scott to Winckelmann: Johann Joachim by Allen Kent

the San Antonio Intermediate Air Depot Library, and the Air Service Library (later the Air Corps and Air Forces Library, and now incorporated into the Army ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Law Enforcement (2005)

by Larry E. Sullivan

Army Air Corps ( AAC) and remained the AAC until World War II. With the advent of World War II, and with projections for record growth, including the use of 60,000 airplanes, the ...

Google previewWorld War II: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] (2016)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

Whatever its status, the pre–World War II Army Air Corps remained a relatively small coterie of professionals in which all pilots had to be officers. By the mid- 1930s, Air Corps theory centered around strategic bombing—the use of large ...

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Small photo of PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 24, 2017: B-17 Flying Fortress Miss Angela. B-17s operated in all theaters of World War II. They were used by the US. Army Air Corps, Air Force, Navy and the R.A.FSmall photo of FAIRFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 16, 2017: AgustaWestland WAH-64D Apache AH1 ZJ203 of Army Air Corps performing demonstration flight at Royal International Air Tattoo show at Fairford AFBSmall photo of NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11 2015: Norman Lear, US Army Air Corps World War II vet and Honorary Marshal on stage in Madison Square Park before the annual Americas Parade up 5th Avenue on Veterans Day. More...

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But the Air Force was sort of a bastard child of the Army, much like the Marines with the Navy. Everything had to be done over by the Army after it had already been done by the Air Corps, a mess. (Stuart Symington)
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