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Founded in 1953 by Gen. Carl A. "Tooey" Spaatz and other air power pioneers, the Air Force Historical Foundation is dedicated to preserving the history and traditions of American aviation, with emphasis on the U.S. Air Force, its predecessor organizations, and the men and women whose lives and dreams were devoted to flight.

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On This Day in Air Force History

November 24, 1969

1969: Arnold Engineering and Development Center completes testing on the General Electric TF39 turbofan engine, destined for the C-5 Galaxy.

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