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In 1942, three Douglas DC-5 aircraft were bring operated from Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia). The three aircraft were used in the 1942 Dutch evacuation of civilians from Java to Australia, during which one was damaged in an air strike by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service at Batavia Kemajoran Airport, on February 9th, 1942, and was abandoned there.

Japanese forces captured said aircraft, registered PK-ADA, and it was subsequently repaired and tested it at Tachikawa Airfield and Haneda Airport during 1943. This DC-5 was then painted in camouflage with Imperial Japanese Army Air Service markings.
 
The DC-5 was initially flown to Tachikawa Air Force Base, Japan, from Indonesia, by Huruo Odagiri, where it was test-flown by the Japanese Army Air Technical Intelligence Group.

During the next two years, the aircraft was extensively flight tested, as the Japanese were particularly interested in the wing slots, dihedral tailplane, and the relationship of the design to the Douglas A-20. Apparently, results of these tests were disappointing to the Japanese, who expected it to compare with the DC-3.

She would go on in Japanese hands to serve as an experimental transport and cargo plane, as well as radio-navigation training aircraft.

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U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Ga., conduct a nighttime airfield seizure, April 14, 2015, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C. This routine exercise called Multi-Lateral Airborne Training (MLAT), is conducted by special operations forces utilizing advanced training and aircraft to maintain a high level of readiness for the military personnel involved. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago/ Released)

A C-17 Globemaster III flies over Biggs Army Airfield, Texas, during Bold Quest 15-2 operations Oct. 2, 2015. One main facet of Bold Quest was the integration of joint and coalition fire support assets across all warfighting domains. The Army and Air Force worked together to perform air-to-air, surface-to-air, and air-to-surface fire support engagements in live and digitally simulated missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Emily A. Kenney)

World War II Aerial Gunner at Alamogordo Army Airfield. The B-24 heavy bomber crews (pilots, navigators, bombardiers and gunners) trained for 6 weeks at Alamogordo Army Air Field, then were sent to war.

From the Clarence E. Schurwan Collection (of photos taken while he was an Air Force Photographer) New Mexico Museum of Space History.  Submitted by JR Gomolak.

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Remember the Fallen.

US Army Major Stephen Reich. 28 JUN 2005.
Died in eastern Afghanistan when his MH47 Chinook was struck by an RPG during asset retrieval operations. Reich was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, out of Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.

I serve with the memory and pride of those who have gone before me, for they have loved to fight, fought to win, and would rather die than quit.

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Tuskegee Airmen Monument, Low Country Regional Airport (formerly Walterboro Army Airfield), Walterboro, SC.

Though named for their origins at Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute, the pilots of the famed 332nd Fighter Group actually completed final training at Walterboro Army Airfield. Over 500 African-American pilots faced discrimination and segregation while stationed here between April 1944 and October 1945.

Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to jump on Sicily Drop Zone out of a C17 Globemaster III during battalion mass tactical week at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., July 12, 2016.

An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 66th Weapons Squadron, United States Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., arrives at Biggs Army Airfield on Fort Bliss, Texas in preparation for exercise Hustler Trough II, Oct. 31, 2015. Hustler Trough II is a week-long joint fires exercise designed to enhance tactical synergy between more than ten different Army and Air Force units. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Marcus Fichtl)

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U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Ga., conduct a nighttime airfield seizure, April 14, 2015, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C. This routine exercise called Multi-Lateral Airborne Training (MLAT), is conducted by special operations forces utilizing advanced training and aircraft to maintain a high level of readiness for the military personnel involved.

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