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.
Anne A. Marek

Anne A. Marek

President

Mark Klingensmith

Mark Klingensmith

Director

Eleesa Faulkner

Eleesa Faulkner

Vice President

Debra Kujawa

Debra Kujawa

Managing Director/Editor

Paul W. Tibbets IV

Paul W. Tibbets IV

Treasurer

Steve Snyder

Steve Snyder

Director

L. Travis Chapin

L. Travis Chapin

Secretary

Kevin E. Wilson

Kevin E. Wilson

Director