Army Air Forces in Europe

world war II

Eighth Air Force

From May 1942 to July 1945, the 8th Air Force executed daylight strategic bombing against Nazi-occupied Europe. The Eighth suffered about half of the U.S. Army Air Force's casualties (47,483 out of 115,332), including more than 26,000 dead.

Presented by the Military History Group and created by Mark Aragon.

Thunderbolt Strike


8th Air Force

Training Gp

Photo/Recon Gp

Aces of the 8th AAF