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Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (VIII Fighter Command)

Squadron

Structure

Part of
  • VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    Command
    VIII Fighter Command was established as VIII Interceptor Command at Selfridge Field on 2 February 1942.

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Bovingdon

Connections

People

  • Joseph Bennett

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Joined RCAF, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS 4FG 8AF USAAF, promoted 1st Lt ...

  • Nathaniel Blanton

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 24th PG in Philippines evacuated to Australia. Went to Java with the 17th PS and then 7th FS 49thFG in Australia and New Guinea completed tour and was credited with downing 4 Japanese Zeros. ...

  • Lawrence Bouchard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, VIII Fighter Command. Completed 300hrs combat and returned home. ...

  • Sylvester Burke

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 3 x kills. Squadron commander 63FS. Transferred to HQ Sqn, VIII fighter command. Awards: DFC(3OLC), AM(3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF rising to Lt Colonel.

  • Richard Busching

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached Service (DS) VIII FC, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carl Christiansen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, VIII Fighter Command. EOW. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Clark

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot; Squadron Commanding Officer | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 2VIIIFC, 8AF USAAF. Awards: DFC, AM (8OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Cooper

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. End Tour Duty (ETD). Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 8FC, 8AF USAAF. End Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Earl Duncan

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Lost in accident with Lt. Glen St. George on 7/7/45

  • Robert Eby

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Bob Eby served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group, flying missions out of Duxford, England. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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