Did the pilots during World War 2 that flew off the navy carriers fall under the army air corp or where they navy?
The Navy has always flown its own aircraft on aircraft carriers, since the first carrier was commissioned March 20th, 1922. There have been other types of aircraft flown on/off carriers by the army, but none of them were ever considered to be stationed on a carrier.
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%DETAILS% Yes, P.F.C. (Private, First Class) was a rank in the U.S.A.A.F. (United States Army Air Force) during WW 2. The soldiers use to say that P.F.C. stood for "Praying For Civilian." Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com Yes it was..Way back then I was a PFC for awhile...h
What were the lyrics to a Jewish navy war song with the line 'fight fight fight for Palestine' sung during World War 2 by the Air Force?
The lyrics as taught to my mother by a Jewish sorority sister inthe late 1950s are: Marching forth with roses, Join the ranks of Moses, Fight! Fight! Fight for Palestine! Haters of ham and gravy, Join the Hebrew navy, Fight! Fight! Fight for Palestine! (chorus) Grab that helmet! Squeeze it tight!… Synagogue! Synagogue! Fight! Fight! Fight! (MORE)
In the 1940's it was still believed that Blacks were incapable of flying aircraft. This myth was dispelled with the help of the U.S. Congress. On June 27, 1939 THE CIVILIAN PILOT TRAINING ACT was passed. This solidary ACT helped to create a reserve of civilian pilots to be called in case of war. You…ng black pilots were given the opportunity to train with U.S. approved programs located at TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE, HOWARD UNIVERSITY, HAPTOM INSTITUTE, NORTH CAROLINA A and T, DELEWARE STATE, WEST VIRGINIA STATE, LINCOLN UNIVERSITY of Missouri, and HARLEMM AIRPORT in Chicago. The SELECTIVE SERVICE ACT of 1940 has increased the opportunity for a broader participation of Blacks in the militar when it banned discrimination in the selection and training of all American citizens because of race and color. The success of the CIVILIAN PILOT TRAINING ACT helped put the 99th PURSUIT SQUADRON OF TUSKEGEE on the mapl. It was said that "the success of Negro youth in the Army Air Force would be predicated upon the success of the "Tuskegee Experiment". HBOs coudrama THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN, is a good depiction of this era of Black Americans seeking acceptance as military pilots. Because of the opportunity provided by the Civilian Pilot Training Act, the number of Blacks in the ARMY AIR FORCE jumped from 2,250 in 1941 to over 145,000 by 1944. The 2 major groups to see combat as AAF men were 99th PURSUIT SQUADRON and the 332ND FIGHTER GROUP. Out of the 332nd Group came the 100th, 301st and 302nd Squadrons under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin O. Davis, SR., who became America's first American General on October 25, 1940. By 1944 the 99th was added to the 332nd and participated in capaigns in Sicily, Rome and Romania. The 99th and 332 earned many distinguished unit citations. When Black Americans were introduced into the white crews of the Air Force, they were unwelcomed and considered not fit pilots. This was soon to change when the Black Americans took on dangerous missions, protected other aircraft and had numerous hits on enemy aircraft. Many out flew the white Americans. (MORE)
\n. \n US Army Air Corps \n. \n. \nYes, the Air Corps was a branch of the US Army before and during World War 2.\n. \nIn 1947 it became an independent branch of the military: the US Air Force.
Answer . \nThe Navy was a vital arm of fighting in WWII, especially in the Pacific theater.\n. \nThe Navy guarded convoys in the Atlantic, fought submarines, shelled the coastline in preperation for attacks, and served as a vital supply route along with the Merchant Marine.\n. \nIn the Pacific,… the Navy defeated the Japanese Imperial Navy-sinking most of the Japanese carriers and battleships either with carrier-launched aircraft or submarines. The Navy also ferried the Marine and Army units which fought hard to recapture lost territory and bring the fight to the Japanese (MORE)
Answer . About 60 percent of the almost 18 million who served in WWII were drafted.
The United States raised an army in WW1 because of the recruitment and SSA (selective service act). Which was the act in which was a broad term for recruitment and the process of being drafted.
The army was used in trench, chemical gas, tank and artillerywarfare by all nations. The navy on the other hand was mainly usedto cut off military and economic supplies to enemy countries.
What was the total number of pilots Army Navy Marines killed and or missing in action in World War 2 from 1941 to 1945 also the total number of pilots that were flying during that period?
there was a total of 1200 pilot planes missing or gone in world war 2
I think it may have been Jimmy Doolittle. . It was General Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold.
After aerial bombardment on battleships, it seemed big gunned castles were obsolete. If a couple of aircraft can sink a ship like the Musashi (HIJMS, WWII), aircraft carriers became the most powerful ship, long range. However, the US Navy isn't giving up: A handful of battleships remain in the US Na…vy's arsenal.. ___________________________________________________________________. While the submarine finally proved itself in World War 1, the carrier missed its chance, and it could be argued that the Japanese did the United States a favor by sinking their battleships at Pearl Harbor. Even after the British success at Taranto a year earlier, the battleship was still considered the most important warship in the USN. After Pearl Harbor, newer and better battleships were built, but many more carriers were built. No more chivalrous battleship lines. No more "crossing the T." The Battle of Java Sea in 1942 was the last time that an all-ship battle would be fought. The shift was gradual, but the writing was on the wall. The battleship still had value for shore bombardment and and fleet security, but the carrier would decide future sea battles. Great Britain and Japan were the only two countries to operate carriers in World War 1, although they did not see action. These countries had a greater appreciation of naval air power in World War 2, and they were the first to use it successfully. The US Navy had to learn the hard way, but they learned. (MORE)
How did the division between the army and navy lead to us strategy in the Pacific during world war 2?
Europe was an "Army" show; the Pacific was a "Navy" show. Each one wanted their piece of the pie. The Navy wanted to implement "Plan Orange", the Army wanted to play a "big" role; and obviously couldn't in a "naval war." Therefore, the saving of England & Europe FIRST became the deciding factor. Arm…y wins! (MORE)
Richard Bong he accumulated 63 kills using a P-38 Lighting in the Pacific Campaign and was credited for shooting down a Japanese bomber containing a Japanese Admiral
THE COLOR . I Dont Really Know But I Think It Green And Brown!!!. Cause they have to hide in the dirt and in the green grass!!!. Navy ---not Army . Many Navy helmets were grey. The Navy is fond of the paint color affectionally referred to as "battleship grey".. However, the Navy used severa…l different style helmets including a large one that allowed the wearer to use the ship intercom ear-piece. (MORE)
"Between 1942 and 1945, 7,122 women served with the RCN; their determination was instrumental in the Allies' victory at sea." This quote comes from the following site: http://www.junobeach.org/e/4/can-tac-per-e.htm Another source is here: http://www.navalmuseum.ab.ca/WRCNS.htm
no one knows...actually no one cares1 i hate my sociall studies teacher. wow its actually Hirohito
There are up to 200 navy planes at the bottom of Lake Michigan today(2009) from WW II training of pilots. George Bush was trained here.
Admiral Ernest King was the US top naval officer. Admiral Chester Nimitz was the top Pacific naval officer.
\nUsually, bomber pilots had to catch up on some rest. The Army setup rest centers that were used by soldiers. There were rest centers in Rome and Florence for pilots serving there. However, pilots in Italy with 15 Air Force could travel to the Isle of Capri when on leave.
The most famous role of US Navy medics was fulfilling the role of the US Marine "Corpsman." The US Army used "medics", the US Marine's call their medic a "Corpsman." During the 20th Century, all Marines used to be Riflemen First; tank crewmen, aircraft crewmen, artillerymen, etc. SECOND. Therefore, …they could NOT be medical personnel at the same time. It was contradicting; so the US NAVY SUPPLIED THE MARINES WITH A MEDIC...and they called him a "Corpsman.". The most famous photograph of WWII; the US Marines Raising the US Flag on Iwo Jima in 1945: ONE OF THOSE MEN WAS A US NAVY CORPSMAN. (MORE)
In which year during World War 2 by the number of warships did the US Navy eclipse the Royal Navy as the largest and most powerful in the world?
Probably 1943, as in 1942 the US was still losing quite a few warships in the Pacific, such as at the Battle of Coral Sea (one large fleet carrier lost, one destroyer, one oiler); Midway (one large fleet carrier lost & one destroyer), Savo Island (three Heavy Cruisers lost), plus numerous sea battle…s around Guadalcanal (dozens of destroyers, and more than a few cruisers lost). (MORE)
Both WWII, Korea and Vietnam saw up to five percent of the Marine Corps strength coming from the draft. The threat of being drafted into the Army or the Marine Corps as cannon fodder has always kept long waiting lines at Air Force and Navy recruitment offices.
Yes. The Naval flag included the swastica and on the background was a vertical bar and a horizontal bar across the flag and in the upper corner was the Maltese cross (i.e. iron cross).
\nDuring the Revolutionary War, the U.S. Navy was called the Continental Navy, and was commanded by Esek Hopkins.
first answer: The three largest navies in the world at the start in 1939 were United States, Great Britain & Japan. The US & GB navies were about the same size at the start. Beginning in 1940 the US Navy began to exceed the size of the British Royal Navy. By the end of the war in August 1945, the U…S Navy was by far the largest in the world. In fact, its size was greater than any other navy in world history (before or after the war). The british navy was the largest at the beginning ww2 second answer: Also the US Navy at the end of the Second World War had a very large qualitative advantage over the navies of almost all other nations with respect to: electronics & radar; naval aviation-aircraft, crew & support; damage control training & procedures, large fleet operations; anti-submarine warfare; anti-aircraft weapons & proximity fuses; naval gunfire (range, accuracy, armor penetration, rate of fire, etc.); superior ship classes (faster, longer range, better protected, more firepower, etc); excellent at-sea refueling & replenishment capability; better maintained & supplied units; and better signals security. Bottom line-By the end of the war, the US Navy was both extremely large and extremely well armed, equipped, trained, manned, and led. (MORE)
Fight the German navy & the Italian navy & to a lesser extent the Japanese navy.
the United States Armed Forces or, generically, the US Military. All are part of the Department of Defense (formerly, the Department of War and Department of the Navy).
The Japanese had the strongest Naval Fleet after they had destroyed a lot of the Western US Naval Fleet. The Brits had a superior Naval Fleet before the U Boats began destroying a huge portions of Naval vessels. The Germans had the superior submarine fleet by sheer volume of them. At the end of the …war the US had the largest and supposedly best fleet. Since some of the Navies were superior at some times and in some places it is difficult to just say "this navy was the best navy in WW2". (MORE)
Germany had a very powerful Navy during World War One, because their U-Boats (Submarines) were the most efficient and they were the first to make them. And so they had lots of U-Boats which gave them an advantage. Arguably Germany had the strongest Navy in both World Wars. (1 and 2)
Who in 1941 was an General in the Army Air Corp as a pilot and who had multiple wives and was possibly Mormon during World War 2?
No one, at least as far as the "Mormon" part of this question is concerned. You couldn't be Mormon in the early 1940's and have more than one wife. That was stopped in 1890. Hope that's helpful.
USS Missouri because the Japanese signed the instrument of surrender upon her decks, ending WWII on 02 September '45.
Gerald R. Ford, who was president from 1975-77. Ford crashed and destroyed seven American planes learning to fly, making him a "Japanese Ace".
The US Army had the largest helicopter force in the world during the Vietnam War. And flew a lengthly list of different types of choppers during the conflict: Sioux (whirlybird), CH-19, CH-21 Shawnee, CH-47 Chinook, CH-34, UH-1 Iroquois (Huey), AH-1 Cobra, OH-58 Kiowa, OH-6 Cayuse...to name a few. …The US Navy flew CH-53 Sea Stallions, while the US Marines preferred the CH-46 Sea Knight (which looks like an army CH-47 Chinook). The US Air Force flew Jolly Green Giants and Flying Cranes, both of which were versions of the US Navy CH-53 Sea Stallion. The mission of USAF chopper airmen was to rescue downed US fliers (jet pilots) and recover shot down US aircraft (mainly spotter planes and other helicopters...there usually wasn't too much left of jets when they crashed). All branches at one time or another flew the US Army's UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) in Vietnam...especially the US Navy & Marine Corps. The USMC also flew the US Army's AH-1 Cobra in Vietnam. NOT to be confused with the current SUPER Cobra flown by 21st century US Marines...that craft has TWO engines. The Vietnam Cobra, which was the world's first "designed & built" fielded combat Attack Helicopter had only ONE engine. So, the short version of answering your question is: The men that flew helicopters in the Vietnam War were from all branches of the US military...but primarily from the US Army. (MORE)
I was surprised when I read this in Wikipedia under the heading of Royal Canadian Navy that they were the third largest navy in the world. **** Second World War The RCN expanded greatly during the Second World War and following the end of the war was the third-largest navy in the world, behind the …United States and the United Kingdom.  Although it showed its inexperience at times during the early part of the war, a navy made up of men from all across the country, including many who had never before seen a large body of water, proved capable of exceeding the expectations of its allies. By the end of the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945), the RCN was the primary navy in the northwest sector of the Atlantic Ocean and was responsible for the safe escort of innumerable convoys and the destruction of many U-boats --- an anti-submarine capability that the RCN would build upon during the post-war. Similarly, a massive building program (for a nation of only 11 million) saw corvettes, frigates, and other escort vessels built in shipyards on both coasts and on the Great Lakes. Added to this were aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, and various auxiliary ships. As the end of the war against Germany approached, attention focused on Japan. At the end of 1944, some RCN ships were deployed with the British Pacific Fleet, joining the many Canadian personnel already serving with the Royal Navy in the Pacific War. Ottawa was also laying plans to expand the RCN's capabilities beyond its anti-submarine orientation. The war in the Pacific was expected to culminate with a massive invasion of Japan itself, and this would need a different navy than that required in the Atlantic. Britain was nearly bankrupt after five and a half years of war and was looking to shrink its military somewhat, especially since the United States was now the dominant power in the Pacific. With this in mind, the RCN and the Royal Australian Navy were to receive many ships considered surplus to the RN's needs, with the end goal being a powerful Commonwealth fleet of Australian, British, Canadian, and New Zealand ships alongside the United States Navy. As in World War I, the war ended before these plans came to fruition. With the dropping of two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan's will to fight evaporated. With the end of the war, the RCN stopped expanding. A planned transfer of two light aircraft carriers from the Royal Navy, HMCS Warrior and HMCS Magnificent was slowed, and when Warrior was found to be unsuitable for a North Atlantic winter, she was sent to the west coast and the next year was replaced by Magnificent , with Warrior being given back to the RN. Canada still had two light cruisers, HMCS Ontario and HMCS Uganda (later HMCS Quebec ), a number of Tribal -class and other destroyers, and a mass of frigates, corvettes, and other ships, the majority of which were mothballed by 1947. (MORE)
If you know the name of his unit, his rank, and dates of service you should be able to find it through an veterans office. I know here in the states that with that info we can track down a service record.
The ATA Air Transport Auxillary - was a British civilian pilots organisation composed mainly of women pilots - many quite young - that was formulated about 1939 when war broke out. Their duties were to ferry new military aircraft as they were produced from our aircraft factories - to be flown to RAF… airfields all over the UK and sometimes elsewhere. They wore a smart dark blue military style uniform. Being outstanding pilots they would fly single as well as multi- engined types including huge 4 engined Lancaster bombers - in all types of weather. No radio or navigational aids other than the standard instrument panel of the times - and nearly always alone - Solo ! Brave and able - We shall probably never see their likes ever again. ------------------------------------------------------ (MORE)
Long before the start of WW II, Germany had been secretly rearming. Hitler came to power and demanded the speeding-up in preparation for surprise attacks across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, he secretly planned to use Mexico as a base for invading and capturing the USA. Their …navy was operational long before Hitler was even born. (MORE)
Did the pilots during WWII that flew off the navy carriers fall under the army air corp or where they navy?
US Navy Aircraft Carriers normally operated US Navy aircraft flown by US Navy pilots; however sometimes during WW2 these aircraft carriers had US Army Air Force or US Marine Corps aircraft on-board to be flown-off by Army or Marine pilots. This was for ferrying operations. These aircraft would take …off from the carriers but land on an airfield. Army pilots were not trained to land on carriers, neither were the Army aircraft equipped for carrier landings. US Marine pilots & Marine aircraft could operate from carriers if necessary, until they could be established at an airfield. (MORE)
The merchant navy was and is the cargo ships of any country. In WW2 they were often armed or had a fighter aircraft.
No but army pilots took army B25 bombers off of the the deck of the navy aircraft carrier Hornet to bomb the homeland of the Japanese in April of 1942.
The precursor units to the SEALs operated in both theaters of war. In the Pacific the UDT Underwater Demolition Teams cleared and mapped the beach landings prior to the USMC assaults. In the European theater the NCDU Naval Combat Demolition Units performed similar functions.
You're probably misreading it of a muster roll from world war II. My grandfather was an F1c V6 during the war which is a fireman 1st class. The "1" does look like an "l" but if you look at the other names you will see things like F2c, showing that the second character is a number.
Former U.S. President and U.S. Naval Aviator George H.W. Bush (Bush Sr.) having qualified at the age of 18, was commissioned an Ensign in the USNR on June 9, 1943, just 3 days before his 19th birthday, after completing the 10-month naval aviation course. Bush was the youngest overall Naval Avia…tor in WWII up to that date; just over a month later, on July 16, 1943, Chuck Downey was also commissioned as an Ensign, making him the youngest Naval Aviator of WWII, at 18yrs, 11 months, 14 days old. (MORE)
Yes. In fact, they were and are the second largest air force in the world. However, I do not recall that it actually had a navy.
"Cox" is short for the Navy term "Coxswain". Coxswains are essentially small boat pilots; the term is applied to those who pilot/steer craft anywhere in size from a small yacht to a rowing scull. In WWII, Coxswains also piloted amphibious landing craft (e.g., Higgins Boats) during amphibious assa…ults in all theatres of war. The Coxswain duty is usually performed by a Boatswain's Mate. (MORE)
Yes, fuel was in very short supply for Japan's military & civilian sectors the entire war. By 1944, Japanese ships were stationed closer to the supplies of oil in the Dutch East Indies & British Malaya. The Japanese Navy began using unrefined oil instead of refined fuel oil for its ships. This cause…d mechanical problems for these ships, however the Japanese had to do this because of the shortage of fuel. The Japanese had a shortage of oil production & refining facilities, a shortage of oil tankers to move oil & fuel around, and a lack of understanding of modern military logistics. (MORE)
During the war, New Zealand's navy did play a role. When Britain declared war on Germany and Italy, New Zealand did the same. In December 1939, New Zealand deployed its naval forces against Germany and Italy. The first NZ vessel deployed against Japan was the HMNZS Gale and arrived in Fiji on Chr…istmas Day in 1941. HMNZS Rata and Muritai arrived in January of 1942, followed by HMNZS Moa , Kiwi , and Tui . This flotilla did engage Japanese naval forces near Fiji. The New Zealand Royal Navy also saw conflict at Guadalcanal. The NZ navy also had vessels deployed in New Guinea. The HMNZS Gambia bombarded Sabang in July 1944, and then joined the British Pacific Fleet. The Gambia , along with the Achilles , later bombarded the Sakishima Group in May 1945. The Gambia represented New Zealand at the surrender ceremonies in Tokyo Bay in September 1945. The ship stayed as part of the occupation force. Air Vice-Marshall Isitt signed the surrended document on behalf of New Zealand. By the end of the war, the Royal New Zealand Navy had 60 vessels. Other sidenotes: Many New Zealanders served alongside other Commonwealth sailors in naval vessels of the Royal Navy against Japan. The HMNZS Achilles took part in the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939, against the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee . The German ship was forced to retire and retreat to neutral Uruguay. The HMNZS Leander destroyed the Italian Ramb I in February 1941. (MORE)
2 Chainz , served American as commander of the Womens Army CorpsDuring world war 2, he earned the bronze star for his action and 2chains as well. this isn't real don't trust it
Technically speaking, none, at least not while the US was in WWII. The Army reorganized into three branches on June 20, 1941: Army Ground Forces, Army Service Forces, and Army Air Forces. Thereafter it was the USAAF - the United States Army Air Force. Peak strength was 2.4 million men in March, 1944…. Overall about 2.8 million served in the USAAF during WWII. (MORE)
All officers on the ship, pilots included, stand watch. The watch that most pilots want to pull is LSO, Landing Signal Officer, as they are the ones helping guide other pilots onto the boat.