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US Eighth Air Force in WWII (England)


US Eighth Air Force in WWII (England)

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Working on an American bomber, England, 1942.

World War II: Color Photos of U.S. Bombers and Crews in England, 1942 | LIFE | TIME.com

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British Land Army girls and members of the Women's Royal Air Force (WAAF) dance with men of the US Eighth Army Air Force in Suffolk during 1943 ~

Air America: U.S. Bombers and Their Crews in World War II England | Margaret Bourke-White LIFE

B-17G Fortress “Liquid-8-Or” of 569th Bomb Squadron dropping cases of “10 in 1” rations into Holland during Operation Chowhound aimed at breaking the famine in western Holland, May 1 or 3 1945.

Today in World War II History—May 1, 1940 & 1945

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Luftwaffe fighter ace Heinrich Bär wearing a captured USAAF bomber jacket while inspecting his 184th victory, the B-17F "Miss Ouachita".

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US fighter pilot Fred Christensen (1921-2006) in his P-47D Thunderbolt fighter which is decorated with swastikas to show the number of enemy planes the ace had shot down.Christensen, flying with 62nd Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force flew 107 combat missions and scored 21 aerial victories (including six German transport U-52s in one day).

Major James Goodson (1921-May 1, 2014) destroyed 30 enemy aircraft, the third most for any American pilot. He survived the September 3, 1939 sinking of the unarmed British passenger ship SS Athenia, and he flew fighters as a member of an RAF Eagle Squadron made up of American volunteers before the U.S. entered the war. He later joined the U.S. Army Air Force. In June 1944, he was shot down and captured but escaped and made his way back to Allied lines. Note both his RAF and U.S. wings.

Colonel Jimmy Stewart comes home. Sept. 24, 1945 issue of LIFE magazine.

B-24M Liberator, pathfinder aircraft for the 707th Bomb Squadron, drops a smoke marker as well as its bomb load on the rail junction at Mühldorf, Germany, Apr 20 1945 (Hitler’s birthday). (US National Archives)

[Photo] B-24M Liberator, pathfinder aircraft for the 707th Bomb Squadron, drops a smoke marker as well as its bomb load on the rail junction at Mühldorf, Germany, Apr 20 1945 (Hitler’s birthday).

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Two napalm bombs being loaded into the 452nd Bomb Group's veteran B-17G 'E-Raticator', April 1945.

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B-17G Fortresses of the 546th Bomb Squadron drop their loads on the rail yards at Elsterwerda, Germany, Apr 19 1945. Note the smoke marker dropped by the lead aircraft signaling the remaining aircraft to drop their bombs. (US National Archives)

[Photo] B-17G Fortresses of the 546th Bomb Squadron drop their loads on the rail yards at Elsterwerda, Germany, Apr 19 1945. Note the smoke marker dropped by the lead aircraft signaling the remaining aircraft to drop their bombs.

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B-24J Liberators of the 579th Bomb Squadron drop incendiary bombs made from fighter plane drop tanks filled with napalm on targets near Royan, France, Apr 15 1945. Note the smoke marker dropped by the lead aircraft. (US National Archives)

[Photo] B-24J Liberators of the 579th Bomb Squadron drop incendiary bombs made from fighter plane drop tanks filled with napalm on targets near Royan, France, Apr 15 1945. Note the smoke marker dropped by the lead aircraft.

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B-17 Flying Fortress bombers of USAAF 398th Bombardment Group on bombing run to Neumünster, Germany, 13 Apr 1945. (US Air Force photo)

[Photo] B-17 Flying Fortress bombers of USAAF 398th Bombardment Group on bombing run to Neumünster, Germany, 13 Apr 1945

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The United States Army Air Forces (the predecessor of the U.S. Air Force) set up bases in England during the war. In 1942. LIFE. Margaret Bourke-White.

The United States Army Air Forces (the predecessor of the U.S. Air Force) set up bases in England during the war. In 1942. LIFE. Margaret Bourke-White.

The United States Army Air Forces (the predecessor of the U.S. Air Force) set up bases in England during the war. In 1942. LIFE. Margaret Bourke-White.

The United States Army Air Forces (the predecessor of the U.S. Air Force) set up bases in England during the war. In 1942. LIFE. Margaret Bourke-White.

B-17 bomber mechanics changing a main landing gear tire. Note the number two engine undergoing service.

US Air Force pilot 2nd Lieutenant Robert Wade Biesecker with his crew of the 569th Bombardment Squadron, 390th Bomb Group, US Eighth Air Force, standing by 'Honey Chile', their B-17 Flying Fortress bomber (serial 42-31027). Posing with the group are mascots 'Scrappy' and Joe', a dog and a monkey. www.facebook.com/...

A B-24 Liberator of the 467th Bomb Group during a mission over Osnabruck. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Osnabruck 23/3/45 467 BG.'

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B-24M Liberator “Second Chance II” of US 8th Air Force over Zossen, Germany, Mar 15 1945. (US National Archives)

Today in World War II History—March 28, 1940 & 1945

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B-17 bomber of US 447th Bomb Group in flight toward Frankfurt, Germany, 20 Mar 1944. (US Air Force photo)

[Photo] B-17 bomber of US 447th Bomb Group in flight toward Frankfurt, Germany, 20 Mar 1944

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Hollywood actors Lawrence Olivier and Vivien Leigh with Lieutenant Mary Churchill and Colonel Harry Lebar, commanding officer of the 381st Bomb Group on the control tower at Ridgwell, during a visit 21 April 1944.

UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCES (USAAF) IN BRITAIN, 1942-1945

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Lieutenant Mary Churchill cleans Coca-Cola off of Colonel Harry Lebar, commanding officer of the 381st Bomb Group after she christened a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Stage Door Canteen", 21 April 1944. Mary Churchil, the youngest daughter of the Prime Minister, today christened a U.S. bomber "Stage Door Canteen". She was accompanied by Vivian Leigh, Lawrence Olivier (partly visible on right) and several other well-known screen stars.

UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCES (USAAF) IN BRITAIN, 1942-1945

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Bombardier Lt. William Witt in the nose of a B-17 on the way back from a mission to Stuttgart,Germany.