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“Special Air Warfare Forces”

“Special Air Warfare Forces” is a 1965 US Air Force film about its fledgling Air Commando force.

4 Responses to ““Special Air Warfare Forces””

  1. Meusoc says:

    This is very cool-did I spy a Ferrari in the parking lot?

    Those Flyboys …

  2. AbnMedOps says:

    Back then they were not afraid to name the enemy – “The Communists”!

    Also interesting is the historic confusion that resulted from the strange post-war USAF decision to re-designate the WWII era Douglas A-20 Havoc as “B-26”, seemingly completely ignoring the existence of that other WWII twin engine plane, the Martin B-26 Marauder. Even this film’s narrated script gets it wrong! Keep this factoid in mind if you get confused by “B-26” photo captions and references in books about COIN and the Congo Wars, Bay of Pigs, Vietnam/Laos, etc.

    • RobTACP says:

      “Um, actually…” (Man, I hate those guys, but I just wanted to jump in and set the record straight as it has always bothered me too)

      It was the A-26 Invader, not the A-20 Havoc, that was re-designated the B-26, stepping on the history of the Marauder.

      • AbnMedOps says:

        Yeah, you’re right…I just consulted another source. See? That’s the “historic confusion” in action right there! Thanks for setting me straight(er)!