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VIII Air Force Service Command


Commanding officers
  • Hugh Knerr

    Military | Major | Commander
    Served as supply and mainentance deputy commander for the service command from 24 Jul 42-22 Oct 43 the CG from 23 Oct 43-Jun 45. ...


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    Eighth Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force in February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

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  • Kenneth Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed at Gresteel. County Londerry, N. Ireland in P-38G-3-LO.

  • E Archuleta

    Military | First Lieutenant
    Crashed NW of Burtonwood on a local flight after the engine quit on 21 Mar 1944 in L-4B #43-677. RTD.

  • Raymond Baumdicker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Material coordinator
    Material Coordinator and AF supplies procurement

  • Robert Candee

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding Officer, VIII Air Support Command
    Appointed 2LT, Cavalry in 1916 after graduating Cornell U. Detailed to Air Service in 1922. Following basic and advanced instruction, served as instructor at Advanced Flying School at Kelly AFB. In 1926, entered Air Corps Tactical School, followed by...

  • Herman Cary

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    DNB. Crashed in bad wether near Renfrew, Scotland in P-47D # 42-75606. KNO after takeoff in P47#42-75606 flying from Renfrew to Burtonwood on an internal ferrying flight. Crashed at Hartfield, Renfrewshire.

  • William Cassedy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Accident on training flight 27 August 1943 on test flight in Tiger Moth DE930. Suffered back injury upon crash in Lancashire.

  • Jefrfery Christal

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Was attached to the RAF, Sept 43-Mar 44. 969th Guard Sqdrn. Trained RAF in Straffing and Light Bombing. Mar. 44-July 45 ADC BG Goodrich CG, 8th Serv. Command. Was bedridden with heart attack was sent home to the states, to Missing in Action (MIA)mi FL...

  • George Clark

    Military | Pilot
    Ran off the end of the runway during takeoff in P-38J #42-68181 on 14 Feb 1944. RTD.

  • James Corones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    3 December 1943 crashed off South Wales in C-47#42-100511 on flight from Marrakech. Ditched on Bristol Channel. 6 RTD

  • Bernard Crowe

    Military | Captain | Chemical Engineer

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  • 41-24505 'Quiturbitchin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-E] Bangor 30/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; 6m St Nazaire 22/11/42 BD, in hangar for about a year, constantly raided for spares, before being restored to flying condition, and transferred AFSC end of 1943 as trainer; Returned to...

  • 41-24639 'Careful Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/9/42; Boise 16/9/42; wrecked on landing with broken crankshaft, rep; Cheyenne 11/10/42; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-W] Bassingbourn 29/1/43 and first in group to have AFCE fitted at 2 SAD Lt Staughton 8/3/44; transferred 7/5/44 50+m...

  • 42-29591 'The Shamrock Special'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/1/43; Rapid City 21/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Salina 31/3/43; Memphis 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-K] Alconbury 22/4/43; 2m, transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-Z] Bassingbourn 16/6/43; AFSC 15/4/44; Returned to the USA...

  • 42-29679 Ramblin Wreck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/43; Salina 17/2/43; Rapid City 20/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Morrison 28/3/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-F] 29/3/43; 4m transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-A1 then M] Bassingbourn 13/6/43; +24m AFSC 5/4/44; Returned to the USA Lockbourn 4/8/45;...

  • 42-29739 Wolf Pack, The Village Flirt

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-P] Alconbury 15/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 2m, transferred 369BS/306BG [WW-F] Thurleigh 4/8/43 WOLF PACK; 323BS/91BG [OR-M] Bassingbourn 11/9/43...

  • 42-37760 'Avenger'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 19/8/43; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-F] Ridgewell 20/9/43; after 6 missions transferred AFSC, 487BG Lavenham; APH & Azon duties at Knettishall /44. AVENGER.

  • 42-39827

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 13/9/43; Gr Island 1/10/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-G] Thurleigh 24/11/43; transferred AFSC 1/5/44; to Aphrodite Project, detailed Hemmingstadt, Germany 14/9/44, with Lts W. Haller & C. Shinault, bailed out over Suffolk coast, (2...

  • 42-5156 'Lallah V'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 4/10/42; Salina 19/1/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-D/B] Chelveston 1/2/43; transferred AFSC 5/4-9/5/43 and 29/7-12/10/43; 2 Base Air Depot, Lt Staughton 20/3/44; Returned to the USA 8/5/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-5791 'Ruthless'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 31/1/43; Salina 14/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Brookley 27/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-E] Horham 19/4/43; 412BS [QW-S]; 5m, transferred AFSC 6/43; on personnel ferry to Southport 29/12/43 with Alden Witt, Co-pilot: Bill Gaffney,...

  • 42-5795 'Skoal'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 31/1/43; Rapid City 16/2/43; Morrison 28/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-A] Alconbury 5/4/43; 1m with H.M. Conley 14/5/43; transferred AFSC (92BG?) 4/8/43; 401BS/91BG [LL-B] Bassingbourn 5/9/43; Missing in Action 7m Bremen 26/11/43...

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:44 AAM AAM ingest

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)