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Lieutenant General Ira Clarence Eaker, commander of the United States Army Air Forces in Britain and the Mediterranean.



  • Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)

    Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)

    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...


  • Ira Eaker

    Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force
    Commanding General of 8th AF 1 December 1942 to 5 January 1944. Following that, Eaker was given command of all Allied air forces in the MTO, and in April 1945 became Deputy CG of the USAAF. Retired July 1947. ...


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15 August 2018 11:27:42 Emily Changes to collection and place associations

Image credit: United States Army Air forces, 381st Bomb Group. Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Date Contributor Update
14 August 2018 09:51:35 general ira snapsorter Created entry with unit associations and person associations

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