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Truman makes Air Force Department official

1950's -- President Truman signs HR1726, an act "to provide for the organization of the Air Force and the Department of the Air Force" a technicality in the unification plans to make the Air Force Department official. Left to right: Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General Hoyt S. Vandenberg; Representative Overton Brooks (D) of La. and Secretary of the Air Force, Thomas K. Finletter. 19 Sept 1951 (U.S. Air Force photo)

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