Public Law 79-476

Public Law 79-476 (Pub.L. 79–476) was passed by the 79th U.S. Congress in 1946. The Civil Air Patrol, the auxiliary of the United States Air Force, was to be "solely of a benevolent character". In other words, the Civil Air Patrol was to never participate in combat operations, nor to carry arms, sink submarines, or fight enemies from then on.