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General William "Billy" Mitchell

Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell is regarded as the "Father of the United States Air Force," because he was instrumental in bringing to the forefront the need for air superiority. Mitchell also believed that bombers should take the place of battleships and there should be a separate command for the air service. (Courtesy photo)

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