Patch of the Eighth Air Force

8th Air Force
Today’s 8th Air Force sprang from the Army Air Forces VIII Bomber Command, activated Jan. 28, 1942, in Savannah, Georgia, and sent to England the next month. On Feb. 22, 1944, in a reorganization of air operations,the VIII Bomber Command was christened the 8th Air Force. In June 1946, it attached to the Strategic Air Command. In 1965, the 8th Air Force’s units in the States deployed to Guam, Okinawa and Thailand. SAC in April 1970 transferred the 8th to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam where it oversaw bombing operations in Southeast Asia. On Jan. 1, 1975, the 8th Air Force moved to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
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U.S. Air Force