Operational History

These pages pull together information on the operations of the
United States 8th Air Force during World War II from multiple
sources on the web and from printed material. It is an ongoing process...

Find Missions for a Specific Date
Use the date selector to research Eighth Air Force missions

Target Information
Find missions, maps, dates and photographs of targets of the Eighth Air Force

Airfields and Bases in the US and UK
Airfields used by the Eighth Air Force for training and operations in the US and UK

Aircraft Groups and Squadrons
Training and Operational histories of the Bomber, Fighter, Recon and Transport groups and squadrons

Photographs
Photos of targets, aircraft, bases and more

Links
Websites around the internet with related content

Current Database Dates
1942-01-281945-05-10
MISSIONS
Bomber Fighter Air Service Recon
208 507 60 214
BOMBS
Tonnage Pounds
692,847 1,385,693,000
AIRCRAFT MISSING
B-17 B-24 Fighters
1702 613 1315
US CREW
Killed Wounded Missing Total
3453 5209 41589 50251
ENEMY AIRCRAFT
Destroyed Probable Damaged Total
11321 2227 4633 18181
Aircraft of the Eighth Air Force
Photographs, stats and links to more information on the aircraft used by the 8th

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Org Charts
Organization charts of the 8th Air Force

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TODAY'S MISSIONS (May 27):

DateNameDescription
May 27, 1943FC FO 30Sweep Knokke/Roulers/Gravelines area Details
May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France Details
May 27, 19448AF 374Fighter bomber attack on barges near Willenstadt Details
May 27, 19448AF 375Night leaflet operation France, Belgium Details
May 27, 19448AF FC FO 351Escort and support for 8AF 373 Details
May 27, 1944VIII PR Photo recon France and Germany Details
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10 Most-Recent System Updates:

May 28, 2014: Finished adding aircraft of 356FG, 357FG.
May 27, 2014: Finished adding aircraft of 353FG, 355FG.
May 23, 2014: Finished adding aircraft of 352FG...
May 21, 2014: Finished adding 330+ aircraft of 339FG...
May 15, 2014: Finished adding 426 aircraft of 20FG...
May 13, 2014: Adding aircraft of 20FG...
April 04, 2014: Added aircraft of 392BG
April 04, 2014: Revamped website look
October 21, 2013: Added 445BG Mission Reports
October 21, 2013: Added 388BG Mission Reports