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Air Commandos of yesterday and today

Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John Alison (left), deputy commander of the 1st Air Commando Group in 1943, is greeted by Maj. Brian Strang (right), Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, after the general's presentation at the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School at Hurlburt Field May 6. General Alison shared with the auditorium filled with today's Air Commandos his experience participating in Operation Thursday, during which the 1st ACG alongside the British "Chindits" penetrated deep behind Japanese lines and conducting the first nighttime airfield seizure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jason Epley)

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