By Woodford Agee Heflin; Air University (U.S.). Research Studies Institute
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1, A unit belonging to the AF, as distinguished from units belonging to the Army or Navy. 2. In reporting personnel strengths, any unit, including SCARWAF units, counted against the AF troop basis. airframe, n. 1. The structural components of an airplane, including the framework and skin of such parts as the fuselage, empennage, wings, landing gear (minus tires), and engine mounts. 2. The framework, envelope, and cabin of an airship. The airframe, esp. in sense 1, does not include the engines, accessories, or other parts that are, or may be, replaced from time to time.
1. That part of an organization moved air discipline. 1. The systematic rules and proby air, either by military transport aircraft or by cedures adopted or used in operating or handling a unit's own aircraft, or by both, as distinguished aircraft. , sense 5b. 2. The from that part moved by water or by land. See strict observance of these rules and procedures. surface echelon. 2. , sense 1. zation composed of its aircrew members. See ground echelon. 3. The military force that air division. In certain numbered or named air operates in the air, as distinguished from ground forces, a unit or its headquarters conventionally or naval forces.
In sense 1, the Air Corps superseded the Air Service aircraft accident. An accident involving one or in 1926. In 1041, the Air Corps was joined with the Air Force Combat Command and other air units, which more military aircraft during the operation of the together comprised the Army Air Forces (AR 05-5, aircraft, either on the ground or in the air, and June 20, 1941). In 1942, the 'functions, duties, and powers' of the Chief of the Air Corps were transferred to the not caused by enemy action: See note.