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VIII Fighter Command

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  • Harold Barnaby

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to VIII Fighter Command. ETD. Awards: SS, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Bennett

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

  • Jack Bernhard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Jack Bernhard lived at 160 Central Park Square, New York City, before he enlisted. He became a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group at Duxford.

  • Frederick Betts

    Military | Colonel | Assistant Chief of Staff

  • Nathaniel Blanton

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 7FS, 49FG, 5AF USAAF, completed tour in Pacific Theatre of Operations, credited with 3 kills over Java in early 1942 along with 1 x Zero destroyed and another damaged over Darwin in June 42. ...

  • Walker Boone

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to VIII fighter command. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x kills. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (3 OLC), Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • 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. ...

  • James Briggs

    Military | Lieutenant General | Operations Officer

  • John Brown

    Military | Captain | Chaplain
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  • Sylvester Burke

    Military | Captain | 56th Fighter Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-3483 'Chopstick A-Able'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/6/43; Rome 7/8/43; Assigned with H2S 812BS/482BG [MI-A] Alconbury 10/43; 384BG Grafton Underwood 14/4/44; transferred 401BG Deenethorpe 17/4/44; became radio-relay with 8th Fighter Command 22/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7...

  • EN909

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire EN909 Mk Vb, Built at Chattis Hill. ...

  • AM121

    P-51 Mustang
    Delivered as an Alison engined Mk I Mustang to the RAF, converted to Mk X by the installation of a two stage RR Merlin 61 engine. ...

  • AL963

    P-51 Mustang
    Delivered as an Alison engined Mk I Mustang to the RAF, converted to Mk X by the installation of a two stage RR Merlin 61 engine. First used for performance and handling trials of the Mustang I before conversion on 2 July 1942; its nose contours had a...

  • EP176

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire EP176 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / 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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