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"Nazi aerial strategy has been defeated; Germany is to get raids of greater intensity until resistance is shattered, so said Maj Gen William E Kepner, commanding general of the 8th USAAF fighter command, during his first press conference, held recently in London."



  • VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

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


  • William Kepner

    Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force Fighter Command
    From 1909 to 1913, Kepner served in the US Marine Corps. By 1916 he was a second lieutenant in the Indiana National Guard. After a short spell in the US cavalry, in 1917 he transferred to the infantry as a captain and commanded a company at the Battle...


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29 March 2018 16:58:44 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations