"King George talks with Gen Carl Spaatz, Maj Gen Ira C Eaker and Brig Gen Newton Longfellow. VIII bomber command, 8th AF England Dec-42."
Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force
Commanding General of 8th AF 1 December 1942 to 5 January 1944. Following that, Eaker was given command of all Allied air forces in the MTO, and in April 1945 became Deputy CG of the USAAF. Retired July 1947. ...
Military | Brigadier General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force Bomber Command
Formerly command pilot. CG VIII Bomber Command 2 December 1942 to 30 June 1943. Awards: SS, WWII Victory, EAME, CBE (Commander British Empire).
Military | General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force
A few weeks after Pearl Harbor, in January 1942, General Spaatz was assigned as chief of the Army Air Force Combat Command at Washington and promoted to the temporary rank of major general. In May 1942, Spaatz was designated commander of the Eighth Air...