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  • Special Army Observers Group

    Special Army Observers Group

    Major General James E Chaney, an Army Air Corps officer, arrived in the United Kingdom on 18 May 1941 and established , Headquarters, Special Observer Group (SPOBS) on the following day in London. ...

  • United States Army Forces in the British Isles

    United States Army Forces in the British Isles

    General James E Chaney had been posted to the UK to act as a Special Observer during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, he also oversaw preparations for the possible establishment and employment of US Ground and Air Forces in the UK in 1941. ...

  • Headquarters Squadron (VIII Bomber Command)

    Headquarters Squadron (VIII Bomber Command)

    Headquarters VIII Bomber Command was established on 23 February 1942, General Ira Eaker was placed in charge, having arrived in the UK two days earlier with 6 Staff Officers. They were assigned to Wycombe Abbey, High Wycombe in April 1942.

  • 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...

  • European Theater of Operations US Army (ETOUSA)

    European Theater of Operations US Army (ETOUSA)

    Headquarters European Theater of Operations US Army (ETOUSA) was established in London by General Order 3, ETOUSA on 8 June 1942. It succeeded Headquarters US Army in the British Isles (USAFBI), established in London by General Order 1, USAFBI, 8...


  • Donald Hudson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Hudson was an amateur filmmaker who's father worked for Kodak Rochester and was able to provide him with colour film during his service. From October 1943 to October 1944, while serving as a co-pilot with the 391st Bomb Group, Hudson documented the...

  • Kathy Stobart

    Civilian | Saxophonist
    Jazz saxophonist Kathy Stobart played in the Embassy Club, London from around 1943 for a year then later in 1945… she was then married to a Canadian Band leader Art Thompson. ...


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