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USA, Virginia, Arlington, THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MEMORIAL HONORS THE SERVICE AND sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations, including the Aeronautical Division, U.S. Signal Corps; the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps; the Division of Military Aeronautics, Secretary of War; the Army Air Service; the U.S. Army Air Corps; and the U.S. Army Air Forces. More than 54,000 airmen have died in combat while serving in the Air Force and these historical service arms of the military, the second highest of any of America?Äôs four armed services. Architect of the Memorial: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners DEU, Germany, Luenen, Geschwister-Scholl-Gesamtschule Luenen, built 1956-62, architecture by Hans Scharoun, refurbishment 2010-2012 DEU, Germany, Munich, BMW Welt, architecture by Coop Himmelb(l)au, Double Cone