Eighth Air Force
The Eighth Air Force (8 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC). It is headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. The command serves as Air Forces Strategic – Global Strike, one of the air components of United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). The Eighth Air Force includes the heart of America's heavy bomber force: the B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress aircraft.
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... April 13 The Eighth Air Force's largest mission to date (115 B-17s) destroys half of the Focke-Wulf factory buildings in Bremen June 13 The heaviest fighter attacks to date against the Eighth Air Force claim 26 B-17s ... July 29 First use of unguided air-to-air rockets against American combat box formations of heavy bombers by JG 1 Oesau and JG 11, attacking with Bf 109Gs and Fw 190As each armed with pairs of Werfer-Granate 21 ... August 13 The first Ninth Air Force raid on Austria bombed the Wiener Neustadt Bf 109 factory November 2 The USAAF 12th Air Force conducted the first large Allied aerial attack against Zadar, Italy November ...
... was not reappointed as commander of General Headquarters Air Force when his term expired on 1 March 1939 ... in rank to colonel (his "permanent rank") and assigned as air officer of the Eighth Corps Area in San Antonio, Texas ... Continuing his career after the war in the United States Air Force, he died in the crash of his B-26 in Oregon in April 1949 ...
... Headquarters, Eighth Air Force – Barksdale AFB, Louisiana Eighth Air Force supports U.S ... Joint Forces Command, and is designated as U.S ... Strategic Command's Task Force 204, providing on-alert, combat-ready forces to the president ...
... The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Pooler, Georgia, in the western suburbs of Savannah ... and stories, most of which are dedicated to the history of the Eighth Air Force during World War II ...
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