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    US Eighth Air Force in WWII (England)


    US Eighth Air Force in WWII (England)

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    56th Fighter Group, 62nd Fighter Squadron P-47C. Pilot John Bryant.

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    Men of the 8th Air Force standing at attending during an award ceremony for the Distinguished Flying Cross, Sept 1942

    Once Upon A Time In War

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    On January 11, 1944, Major James Howard, alone, flew his P-51 into thirty six German fighters that were attacking a formation of American B-17 bombers. For more than a hour, Howard defended the heavy bombers against the swarm of fighters, repeatedly attacking the enemy airplanes and shooting down as many as six. The leader of the bombers reported that, "For sheer determination and guts, it was the greatest exhibition I've ever seen.” Howard received the Medal of Honor for his action that da...

    31 Photos From the Vault Of History

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    Glenn Miller

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    Removing spent shell casings from a B-17 after a completed mission ~

    Marion Darnell Photograph Collection

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    4th FG pilots enjoying a warm drink and the company of a Red Cross girl post mission ~

    8th Air Force Fighter Group - Littlefriends.co.uk

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    Lady Moe, mascot, 96th Bombardment Group, USAAF, joins comrades to watch returning bombers at their base in England. Lady Moe, a Tunisian donkey, was rescued as a young foal by a bomber crew of the Group when they landed in Algeria at the half-way stage of the Regensburg-North Africa Raid where they found her strayed and starving. On the return journey from Algeria to England, her crew took part in a bombing raid on Bordeaux - making Moe the only donkey known to have taken part in aerial bom...

    US Army Air Force - A Democratic mascot ?

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    This is the crew of "Heaven and Earth," a B-17 bomber parked behind them. Staff Sgt. Tristano is the crewman in the back row second from the right. Photo provided

    Staff Sgt. Michael Tristano flew 35 missions as gunner on B-17 bomber in WW II

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    When Jimmy Stewart went off to serve in World War II, he wasn’t like most privates… For one, he was in his 30s. For another, he had won an Oscar for The Philadelphia Story. Putting his Hollywood career on hold to join the United States Army Air Forces, Stewart ultimately reached the rank of colonel, flew 20 combat missions, and came back on the Queen Elizabeth wearing the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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    US bomber pilots, Great Sailing, England 1944

    Mission4Today › ForumsPro › R & R Forums › Photo Galleries › WWII Aircraft Photo's › USA

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    The B-17F "Hell's Angels"

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    WC-27 ambulances of the 70th Service Group await the return of the 386th Bomb Group’s B-26 Marauders, RAF Great Dunmow, Essex, England, United Kingdom, Oct 5, 1943. (US Army Air Forces)

    [Photo] WC-27 ambulances of the 70th Service Group await the return of the 386th Bomb Group’s B-26 Marauders, RAF Great Dunmow, Essex, England, United Kingdom, Oct 5, 1943

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    Bing Crosby on the stage at Station 121, Bassingbourn, England, during the USO show for the airmen of the 91st Bomb Group. 1943.

    WWII USO Crooner Bing Crosby 5x7 Photo 91st Bomb Group Bassingbourn ETO

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    LtGen Jimmy Doolittle speaking with Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom during a Royal visit to RAF Thurleigh, home of the USAAF 306th Bomb Group, 6 Jul 1944.

    [Photo] LtGen Jimmy Doolittle speaking with Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom during a Royal visit to RAF Thurleigh, home of the USAAF 306th Bomb Group, 6 Jul 1944.

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    Memphis Belle pilot's instrument panel donated to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

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    Members of the 381st Bomb Group, who participated in a successful raid over northwestern Germany, wear smiles and heavy flight clothes.

    Viewing Album: On the Ground

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    B-17G Flying Fortresses of 381st Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force, in 1944 return from a mission to Royal Air Force Station Ridgewell, England. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

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    Loading bombs on an American bomber during World War II, England, 1942.

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    Captain points out features of B-17 to English Air Training Cadets at a base in England.

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    24-foot self-righting rescue motor launch dropped from an RAF Hudson rescue aircraft to the crew of a US B-17 Fortress that ditched in the North Sea, 26 Jul 1943. (US National Archives)

    [Photo] 24-foot self-righting rescue motor launch dropped from an RAF Hudson rescue aircraft to the crew of a US B-17 Fortress that ditched in the North Sea, 26 Jul 1943.

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    B-17G Nose Art "Flak Eater" 305th BG, 364th BS

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    Pete, a pilot in the 100th Bomb Group, flew a B-17 bomber "Goin' My Way" and had Bugs Bunny painted on his A-2 jacket. The bomb tail indicates he flew 33 mission. From the collection of Jeff Spielberg.

    WWII War Paint: How Bomber-Jacket Art Emboldened Our Boys

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    8Th Air Force Bomber Command US 8th Bomber Command, B-17 Flying Fortress ground crew riding English bicycles as they return to hangar after serving planes before take-off; each has a bike which they routinely use to get to & fr. their planes, at airdrome in southern England. Location: United Kingdom September 1942 byMargaret Bourke-White

    8Th Air Force Bomber Command

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    Actor James Cagney christening the B-17 Yankee Doodle Dandy at Framlingham Airfield England, 1944. Source: United States Army Air Forces via the Eighth Air Force Archives. Identikit: Douglas/Long Beach B-17G-95-DL Fortress 44-83884 Yankee Doodle Dandy

    US Army Air Force - Yanky Doodle Dandy

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    8Th Air Force Bomber Command Gunner Richard Getty checking out his machine gun ball turret which he named "Ball of Fire" in the belly of a B-17 Flying Fortress, at US 8th Bomber Command airdrome in southern England.. Location: United Kingdom September 1942 Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

    8Th Air Force Bomber Command

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