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Twentieth Air Force
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Twentieth Air Force

This article should be merged with  US Twentieth Air Force

Twentieth Air Force was formed during World War II, exclusively as a heavy strategic bombardment organization. Headquartered in the United States, under command of General Henry H. (Hap) Arnold, with direction from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, its B-29 components operated in the China-Burma-India and Pacific theaters, carrying the air war to the Japanese. Operations climaxed with atomic attackss on Japan in August 1945. Following the war, Twentieth Air Force remained in the Pacific and served in combat for a short time during the Korean war. Later it was involved primarily in air defense of the Ryukyu Islands until inactivation in March 1955. Since 1991, the Twentieth Air Force has controlled the inter-continental ballistic missile force. The current commander is Major General Frank Klotz. Prior to assuming his current position, General Klotz was the Director for Nuclear Policy and Arms Control with the National Security Council at the White House.

Commands During World War II