"The Air Force is the youngest of all U.S. military services. Its birth
date is September 18, 1947. On that day, the National Security Act
became law. Signed by President Harry Truman, it set up the National
Military Establishment, which was renamed the Department of Defense
(DOD) in 1949."
Thus starts my post on this... I saw the Modeling Madness webpage
"Euro Decals 48104: Occupation USAF in Germany". No dates are provided
on the Mustang or Thunderbolt units to serve postwar but it was my
understanding the U.S.A.A.F. changed to USAF in 1947, as stated above,
stolen from website that popped up when I Googled 'USAF history'.
So, would these Euro decals be correct? When did our occupying forces
leave? Wouldn't the USAF have been applied in late 1947 at least?
16 years ago