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Air Materiel Command (AMC)




That section of the US Army Air Forces (later the US Air Force), based at Wright Field (now Wright-Patterson AFB), within which operated the Technical Intelligence Division during the height of military interest in "flying disks" in the late 1940s and early 1950s.


History of Air Materiel Command and Air Force Materiel Command

What is today known as the Air Force Materiel Command traces its heritage to 1917 when the Equipment Division of the US Army Signal Corps established a headquarters for its new Airplane Engineering Department at McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio, a World War I experimental engineering facility.

The functions of research and development and logistics were operated separately during World War II until they were reunited for several years in the late 1940s under Air Materiel Command. Then, in 1950, research and development were split off into a separate organization, the Air Research and Development Command.

In 1961, Air Materiel Command became the Air Force Logistics Command, while the Air Research and Development Command gained responsibility for weapon system acquisition and was renamed the Air Force Systems Command. On July 1, 1992, the Air Force Logistics Command and Air Force Systems Command were reintegrated to form the new Air Force Materiel Command.


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Source: US Air Force