The Eighth Air Force Historical Society

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Groups Bases Targets Missions
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Training and Operational histories of the Bomber, Fighter, Recon and Transport groups and squadrons

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Airfields used by the Eighth Air Force for training and operations in the US and UK

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Missions, maps, dates and photographs of targets of the Eighth Air Force

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View Eighth Air Force missions for a specific year, month and day

Today's Missions (15 Aug 1942-1945):

Date Name Description
August 15, 1942Strategic OperationsUnit arrivals and transfers in UK Details
August 15, 1942VIII FCConvoy patrol; feint sweep Details
August 15, 1943VIII ASC 19Airfields in France and the Netherlands Details
August 15, 1943VIII BC 82Airfields in France and the Netherlands Details
August 15, 1943VIII FC FO 103Sweeps of Knokke/Bruges/Lille/St. Omer area Details
August 15, 1943VIII FC FO 104Escort for heavy bombers Details
August 15, 1943VIII PRPhoto recon France Details
August 15, 19448AF 554Airfields in Germany and the Low Countries Details
August 15, 1944CB August 15/16, 1944Carpetbagger mission Details
August 15, 1944Other operationsPhoto recon; scouting; weather; patrol; radio relays Details
August 15, 1944VIII FCEscort for 8AF 554, Fighter bomber ops Details
August 15, 1944VIII PR Photo recon Details