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Headquarters Squadron (8th Air Force)

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  • Robert Bailey

    Military | Colonel | Administration
    In Mar. 1942 activated into 8th AAF at National Guard Armory located at Park & Bull in Savannah, Ga under the command of Gen. Tooey Spaatz. Deployed to England on The Queen Elizabeth with 15,000 Americans in June 1942. I served under the command of...

  • Sidney Bartlett

    Military | Major | Aide; Gen Spaatz; Intelligence
    Bartlett joined the during as a and was assigned to the Army Pictorial Service. However he was not interested in making training films and used connections to meet , who was on the staff of Brig. Gen Eaker. . . Lay had a background in both journalism...

  • Richard Bates

    Military | Chief Warrant Officer; Command Historian
    EAME Medal w/ 3 Battle Stars/ American Defense Medal/ WW II Victory Medal

  • Clark Coleman

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | War Room Commander
    Col. Clark began his military career as a reserve officer in the US Third Cavalry at Ft. Myer, Virginia in 1936. He was under the command of Gen. Patton until the clavalry was disbanded. Gen. Patton went into the tank corps and Col. Coleman transferred...

  • John Faustini

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Staff | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Yick Fong

    Military | Corporal | Ground Crew
    EAME Medal/Good Conduct Medal & WW II Victory Medal

  • James Kiernan

    Military | Sergeant | Clerk, General
    Air offensive Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe EAME Ribbon/ Good Conduct Medal

  • Ernest Larson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bandsman; Band Manager
    Played swing music at the many dances for the servicemen and women was a very important job to keep morale high

  • Jr Lay

    Military | Colonel | Observer | 100th Bomb Group
    17 AUG 43 REGENSBURG (ON PICCADILLY LILY). EVD

  • Joseph Simeroth

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ground Crew

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Aircraft

  • 41-24480 'The Bad Penny'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-B] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; 322BS [LG-A] 5/43 16+m; taken off operations and transferred 403 AD 2/7/43; 8AF HQ Sqd 15/8/43 for VIP duties. Salvaged 19/10/44. Used as camera ship to film Major William Wilder's...

  • V9506

    Lysander
    Westland Lysander Mk IIIa V9506, assigned to 8th Air Force Headquarter Flight USAAF.

  • R7147

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire R7147 Mk Ia, Const #1475, Built at Eastleigh. ...

  • W3138

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire W3138 Mk Va Const #1628, Built at Eastleigh. ...

  • 43-6542

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary to VIII HQ Sqn as a hack A/C.

  • 43-12145

    P-51 Mustang
    To RAF as Mustang III FX875. Returned to USAAF 28-Dec-43, no RAF service. With 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. War Weary to Clobber College. Collided in midair with P-51B 43-6439 and crashed at Grange Farm at Black...

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Revisions

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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