The 8th Air Force was first constituted as the VIII Bomber Command on January 19, 1942. It began air offensive operations as the Eighth AF 17 Aug 1942. Based in England, B-24 and B-17 heavy bombers attacked strategic targets throughout the European continent.
Major General Ira C. Eaker, 23 Feb 1942
Brigadier General Newton Longfellow, 2 Dec 1942
Major General Frederick L. Anderson, I Jul 1943
Lieutenant General James H. Doolittle, 6 Jan 1944
Major General William E. Kepner, 10 May 1945
Major General Westside T. Larson, 21 Jun 1945
Lieutenant James H. Doolittle, 19 Jul 1945
Langley Field, Va, 1 Feb 1942
Savannah AB, Ga, c. 10 Feb 1942
Daws Hill, England, 23 Feb 1942
High Wycombe, England, 15 May 1942-16 Jul 1945
Okinawa, 16 Jul 1945-7 Jun 1946
Air Offensive, Europe
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