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Military Air Forces

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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.22

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     challenging words:    combat, aircraft, defend, military, supplies, widely, planes, development, role, during, enemy, nowadays, flight, brothers, than, event
     content words:    World War I., World War, World War II, Pearl Harbor, War II


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Military Air Forces
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Countries have had armies to defend them for thousands of years. Navies, too, have been in use for a very long time. Air forces, though, are less than one hundred years old.
 
2     The first air forces came into being just before the start of World War I. The first airplane flight had been accomplished by the Wright brothers only a few years before in 1903. By the end of World War I, thousands of planes made up the air forces of the world. World War I boosted the development of aircraft.
 
3     In World War II, air forces played a major role during the war. .....
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