Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)

Headquarters

Object Number - UPL 34822 - Lieutenant General Ira Clarence Eaker, commander of the United States Army Air Forces in Britain and the Mediterranean.

8th Air Force Headquarters opened in London under the command of General Carl A Spaatz on 19 June 1942. It oversaw all Commands, Wings and Groups engaged in the Strategic Bombing Campaign until February 1944, when it became US Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSTAF).

Commanding Officers

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: US Strategic Air Forces Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)
  • Highest Rank: General
  • Role/Job: Commanding General, 8th Air Force
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Headquarters Squadron (VIII Bomber Command) Headquarters (Eighth Air Force) United States Army Forces in the British Isles
  • Service Numbers: O-7478
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Role/Job: Commanding General, 8th Air Force
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Eighth Air Force
  • Service Numbers: O-005142
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: 8th Air Force Chief of Staff

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Bushey Hall 1942-06-26

Based

London 1942-06-18 - 1942-06-25

Established

1942-01-19

Other

Redesignated

1944-02-22

Encompassing

  • Unit Hierarchy: Wing
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Fighter

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 3 Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)
  • Aircraft Type: Lysander
  • Unit: Headquarters Squadron (8th Air Force) Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)

Revisions

Date4 Sep 2019 12:48:00
ContributorEmily
Sources

Air Force Combat Units of World War II

Date4 Sep 2019 10:42:20
ContributorEmily
Sources

Bowman, USAAF Handbook 1939-1945, Group Assignments of the 8th Air Force, England 6 June 1943

Date14 Aug 2019 11:22:45
ContributorEmily
Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:54
ContributorAAM
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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