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The United States Air Force Historical Research Agency maintains hundreds of thousands of historically significant U.S. Air Force documents representing some 70 million pages of interest to historians, researchers, and Air Force buffs. These include unit histories, special studies, personal papers, end-of-tour reports, oral histories, interview transcripts, and more.

Now an index of 550,000 of these documents -- representing records held by AFHRA up to 2001 -- is searchable on the web! Just type your search terms above, or click on one of the links below for more information.

The Air Force Historical Research Agency is a national treasure whose dedicated staff preserves the important history of the United States Air Force and its predecessors. The U.S. military fully recognizes the strategic value of documenting and teaching lessons learned and operational analysis. AFHRA helps preserve the hard-won information contained in pages of historical records and in volumes of oral histories. Beyond that, support provided by AFHRA regularly helps today's Air Force accomplish its missions and operations. AFHRA also commemorates the individuals and military units that in some cases were called upon to achieve the impossible because it needed to be done.

This web site is dedicated to the hard-working staff, present and former, of the Air Force Historical Research Agency, who help history come alive.

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