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Headquarters (8th Air Force)

Headquarters

8th Air Force Headquarters opened in London under the command of General Carl A Spaatz on 18 June 1942.

Commanding officers
  • Carl Spaatz

    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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Established London 18 June 1942
Based High Wycombe

Connections

People

  • Harold Abrams

    Military | Corporal | Weather Observer
    Post war

  • Eileen Abrom

    Military

  • Molly Acreman

    Military

  • Helen Adams

    Military

  • Dorothy Albers

    Military

  • Philip Alimo

    Military

  • Christina Allan

    Military

  • John Allard

    Military | Brigadier General | Chief of Staff
    Entered Army, July 1942; overseas, August 1942. Became chief of staff of 8th under Gen. Doolittle Jan '44 til May '45Ashes spread over Atlantic by James Dolittle. Silver SStar, Legion of Mreit, Dist. Serv. Medal, French Croix de Guerre with Palm

  • James Allen

    Military

  • Stephen Alter

    Military | Airman Second Class | Munitions Specialist
    Served from December 1955 to September 1959.

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Aircraft

  • 44-23517

    P-38 Lightning
    RAF Air Commodore Alfred C H Sharp, a former Deputy Chief of Staff HQ 8th AF, was gifted this P-38 Lightning as his personal aircraft when he left to take up a new posting as 54 base commander. Initialy flown soley by Sharp. A 'Droop Snoot*' was lent...

  • V9506

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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 August 2019 11:22:45 Emily Changes to description, commanding officers associations and stations
Sources

USAAF Combat Chronology

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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