About Us

The 8th Air Force Historical Society was created in 1975 to preserve the legacy of the Mighty Eighth and the part it played in World War II.

Over the years, the Society has become a strong organization with an emphasis on remembering and honoring our comrades who served with distinction: the men who flew, the many thousands of ground crews, and those who worked in the background.

These Veterans, born in the 1920s and before, were members of the greatest air armada of all time. They numbered 350,000 men and women with over 54,000 killed in combat or taken prisoner. Their children and descendants, who are representatives of these Veterans, saw the need to keep the history and experiences of these warriors alive. Their goal is to preserve the Legacy created by their relatives who went before them, not because of the vanity of their accomplishments, but rather for the preservation of Democracy and Civilization, for maintaining the values of honesty and patriotism exhibited by their generation.

Board Members

See our present Board Members below. Click on the photo for their Biography.

Paul W. Tibbets IV


Eleesa Faulkner

Vice President

Anne A. Marek


Kevin E. Wilson


Debra Kujawa

Managing Director & Editor

Steve Snyder

Communications Director

Mark Klingensmith


Clare Vanderbeek



Our Society is one of many organizations across the country that honor and preserve the legacy of the Mighty Eighth. Please visit the websites of our wonderful partners in history.


Click here to read to learn more about the history of the 8th Air Force.

Post WWII to Today

Click here to read to learn more about the history of the 8th Air Force after World War II.

The 8th Today

See What the 8th Air Force is up to Today!