Military | Colonel
VIII Fighter Command was established as VIII Interceptor Command at Selfridge Field on 2 February 1942.
Constituted as VIII Interceptor Command on 19 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Feb 1942. Redesignated VIII Fighter Command in May 1942. Moved to England, May-Jul 1942, and served with Eighth AF until after V-E Day.
Military | Colonel
Military | Lieutenant General | Pilot; Commanding Officer; Chief of Staff
Military | Major General | Commanding General
Formerly command pilot. WW I Ace. Hunter AFB named for him. CG VIIIFC 14 May 1942 to 29 August 1943. Retired 31 March 1946. 4 DSCs WW I
Military | Brigadier General | Fighter Wing Commander; Commanding General
Murray C. Woodbury was born in 1899 in Burlington, Vt. He graduated from the Florida Military Academy in 1917, and attended Norwich University, Vt. He served as a private and private first class, Aviation Section, Signal Reserve, from Jan. 31, 1918, to...
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...
Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...
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...
Browse 65th Fighter Wing photographs and other documents in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library digital archive here: www.2ndair.org.uk/digitalarchive/Dashboard/Index/51
Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...
The 417th Night Fighter Squadron was activated 20 February 1943. After organisation and training at Kissimmee Air Base near Orlando, Florida, the 417th departed for oversees duty on 5 May 1943 on the Queen Elizabeth, arriving in Scotland six days...
|Established||1 February 1942|
|Based||High Wycombe||12 May 1942|
|Based||Bushey Hall||27 July 1942 – January 1945|
|Based||Charleroi||12 January 1945 – July 1945|
|Based||High Wycombe||17 July 1945 – October 1945|
|Based||Honington||26 October 1945 – March 1946|
Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to VIII Fighter Command. ETD. Awards: SS, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 4th Fighter Group
Joined RCAF, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS 4FG 8AF USAAF, promoted 1st Lt ...
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
Jack Bernhard lived at 160 Central Park Square, New York City, before he enlisted. He became a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group at Duxford.
Military | Colonel | Assistant Chief of Staff
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 20th Fighter Group
Assigned to 24th PG in Philippines evacuated to Australia. Went to Java with the 17th PS and then 7th FS 49thFG in Australia and New Guinea completed tour and was credited with downing 4 Japanese Zeros. ...
Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
Assigned to VIII fighter command. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x kills. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (3 OLC), Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, VIII Fighter Command. Completed 300hrs combat and returned home. ...
During WWII, Charles enlisted in the US Army Air Corp in October 1942 and served as an airplane mechanic with the 8th Fighter Command, P-51 Mustang Group stationed North of London. On V-E day, May 8, 1945, Charles' unit flew into Germany, as he told it...
Military | Colonel | Operations Officer / Aerial Observer | 303rd Bomb Group
Military | Captain | Chaplain
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 20/6/43; Rome 7/8/43; Assigned with H2S 812BS/482BG [MI-A] Alconbury 10/43; 384BG Grafton Underwood 14/4/44; transferred 401BG Deenethorpe 17/4/44; became radio-relay with 8th Fighter Command 22/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7...
Supermarine Spitfire EN909 Mk Vb, Built at Chattis Hill. ...
Delivered as an Alison engined Mk I Mustang to the RAF, converted to Mk X by the installation of a two stage RR Merlin 61 engine. ...
Delivered as an Alison engined Mk I Mustang to the RAF, converted to Mk X by the installation of a two stage RR Merlin 61 engine. First used for performance and handling trials of the Mustang I before conversion on 2 July 1942; its nose contours had a...
Supermarine Spitfire EP176 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...
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Air Force Combat Units of World War II
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / 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)