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"Five USAF Generals get together over a cup of coffee at an 8th AF base in England on 5-Mar-43. L-R: Brig Gen Frank A Armstrong, Brig Gen Newton Longfellow, Brig Gen Haywood S Hansell, Brig Gen James P Hodges and Brig Gen Fred L Anderson."



  • Frederick Anderson

    Military | General | Commanding General
    Formerly senior pilot and CG of 4th Bomb Wing at Marks Hall from May 1943. Then appointed CG VIII BC 1 July 1943 to January 1944. ...

  • Frank Armstrong

    Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding Officer; Pilot
    Commanded 97th BG from 31 July 1942 to 27 September 1942. ...

  • Haywood Hansell

    Military | Major General | Commander
    He worked under Eisenhower and Spaatz. He was experienced in Intelligence. He was the one who selected the crew of the 'Memphis Belle' to go back to America. One of the most important founders of the Strategic Heavy Bombing method. He helped formulate...

  • James Hodges

    Military | Major General | Commanding General
    Major General James P Hodges served as Commanding General of the 2nd Air Division from 13 September 1942 to 1 August 1944. He retired 30 September 1951. His son, James P Hodges II, served as a fighter pilot with the 56th Fighter Group.

  • Newton Longfellow

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force Bomber Command
    Formerly command pilot. CG VIII Bomber Command 2 December 1942 to 30 June 1943. Awards: SS, WWII Victory, EAME, CBE (Commander British Empire).


Date Contributor Update
08 April 2018 07:41:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations