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Your Army Air Force (Your AAF)

featured heroic tales of combat, often told by the actual airmen involved, as well as music from various Army Air Force bands and choral groups.

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11 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 5 hours, 7 min)
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6 Audio CDs


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"Doolittle Flyer"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Eigth Air Force
From the time airplanes were little more than big kites with engines attached, military men were intrigued by the machines' potential to help win wars.

The AAF realized that its existence depended upon politics as much as tactics. One device to win the hearts and minds of the American People was the weekly ABC program Your Army Air Force. The program, which began broadcasting in July, 1945, featured heroic tales of combat, often told by the actual airmen involved, as well as music from various Army Air Force bands and choral groups.

1945 AAF PilotA popular feature of the show was a showcase of Air Force Technology. One example was wire recording, a technology similar to magnetic tape recording. Many of the scenes on Your Army Air Force were recorded remotely using wire recording and broadcast, bringing the audience into the heart of the action.

The Air Force is very much the “Junior Service”, and was still breaking away from the Army during WWII. During WWI, the US Army Air Service was created. The Air Service, like the Artillery Service or the Engineering Corp, existed to support the troops in the field. This causes decentralization of Air Power. Although commanders were able effectively deploy and use their aviation resources, the technological development of Air Power suffered.

The Army Air Corp was created by an act of Congress in 1926 “to help foster military aeronautics.” In fact, Army fliers in the Air Corp were still a combatant arm of the Army, in many ways with less prestige than the Infantry. The European powers, notably Germany and Great Britain had created Air Forces as separate military branches, and their effectiveness was being demonstrated in the early days of WWII.

The majority of the American General Staff believed that military air power needed to remain under the control of  ground force commanders, but the development of strategic bombing helped to change opinions. Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall and Chief of the Air Corps Hap Arnold began to study the formation of a unified air command structure in 1940. By March of 1942,  the Army Air Force gained autonomy and authority equal to that of the Infantry.

As the War drew to a close, the mission of Your Army Air Force changed to “Keep the Peace and Pioneer the Future”. In addition to the music, action and technology news, the program began featuring demobilization and Veteran's Affairs pieces. Your Army Air Force completed its mission and broadcast a farewell program on Nov 8, 1945.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    11 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 5 hours, 7 min
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      11 shows - total playtime 5 hours 7 minutes
      1. Your Aaf 450812 19 Night Radar.mp3
      2. Your Aaf 450826 21 Interview With Crew Of Enola Gay.mp3
      3. Your Aaf 450906 23 Doolittle Flyer.mp3
      4. Your Aaf 450913 24 Fire Fighting Paratroopers.mp3
      5. Your Aaf 450920 25 Blind Landings.mp3
      6. Your Aaf 451004 27 Gi Bill.mp3
      7. Your Aaf 451011 28 Ending Blackouts For Airmen.mp3
      8. Your Aaf 451018 29 Radar Defense.mp3
      9. Your Aaf 451025 30 Oxygen Test Device.mp3
      10. Your Aaf 451101 31 Radar Compass.mp3
      11. Your Aaf 451108 32 Farewell Broadcast.mp3
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    11 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 5 hours, 7 min
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      11 shows - total playtime 5 hours 7 minutes
      1. Your Aaf 450812 19 Night Radar.mp3
      2. Your Aaf 450826 21 Interview With Crew Of Enola Gay.mp3
      3. Your Aaf 450906 23 Doolittle Flyer.mp3
      4. Your Aaf 450913 24 Fire Fighting Paratroopers.mp3
      5. Your Aaf 450920 25 Blind Landings.mp3
      6. Your Aaf 451004 27 Gi Bill.mp3
      7. Your Aaf 451011 28 Ending Blackouts For Airmen.mp3
      8. Your Aaf 451018 29 Radar Defense.mp3
      9. Your Aaf 451025 30 Oxygen Test Device.mp3
      10. Your Aaf 451101 31 Radar Compass.mp3
      11. Your Aaf 451108 32 Farewell Broadcast.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    11 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
    total playtime 5 hours, 7 min

    Your Army Air Force (Your AAF) Disc A001

    1. Your Aaf 450812 19 Night Radar
    2. Your Aaf 450826 21 Interview With Crew Of Enola Gay

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    Your Army Air Force (Your AAF) Disc A002

    1. Your Aaf 450906 23 Doolittle Flyer
    2. Your Aaf 450913 24 Fire Fighting Paratroopers

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    Your Army Air Force (Your AAF) Disc A003

    1. Your Aaf 450920 25 Blind Landings
    2. Your Aaf 451004 27 Gi Bill

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    Your Army Air Force (Your AAF) Disc A004

    1. Your Aaf 451011 28 Ending Blackouts For Airmen
    2. Your Aaf 451018 29 Radar Defense

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    Your Army Air Force (Your AAF) Disc A005

    1. Your Aaf 451025 30 Oxygen Test Device
    2. Your Aaf 451101 31 Radar Compass

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    Your Army Air Force (Your AAF) Disc A006

    1. Your Aaf 451108 32 Farewell Broadcast

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