Friday, May 8th is recognized as VE Day, which stands for Victory in Europe. 70 years ago, in the spring of 1945, American armies were streaming across Europe – the war was nearly over. Part of the Americans' success came because they had learned how to support the troops and tanks on the ground with support with from the air.
Military flying began in 1914, in the early days of WWI as a way to see over the horizon and figure out what the enemy was up to. Soon military flying became a sophisticated tactical and strategic weapon in itself.