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8th AF News
February 1996
  • Duxford P-47 Restoration
  • Lengths of Combat Tours
  • Did 8th Bomb Japan?
  • Willow Run's B-24
  • Additional 24 Dec 44 Notes
  • Orlando Reunion Plans
8th AF News
May 1996
  • Very Pleasant Gentleman
  • Duxford Show Spitfires
  • Reunion Highlights
  • Shuffling The Deck
  • Bombing of Billie B
  • My Moment at the Wall
  • RAF "Red Arrows" Perform
8th AF News
August 1996
  • Brits Invade US in WWII
  • Air Force Memorial Soars
  • Do You Remember Stone?
  • Chosts of the Runways
  • Funeral of Missing Ohio Airman
  • Hamburg Screwball Express
  • Museum Grand Opening
8th AF News
November 1996
  • Youngest to Complete Combat Tour
  • Schedule of Past Reunions
  • Christmas at Wendling
  • Christmas Eve Present for the Nazis
  • Armament Personnel Salute
8th AF News
February 1997
  • Orlando Reunion Photos
  • New Duxford Museum
  • Schenectady B-26 Restoration
  • Reunion Business Report
  • Return to Bassingbourn
  • Complete Combat Tour Addeendum
8th AF News
May 1997
  • Pima Museum Features B-24
  • Invasion from 14,000 Feet
  • Stories Swapped with Jimmy Stewart
  • Fools Rush In...
  • Ike and the 8th AF
  • Minneapolis Reunion Plans
8th AF News
August 1997
  • A moment in History
  • Silent Heroes
  • Catch 17 and 24
  • Assembling the Mighty Eighth
  • Survivability
  • London off Duty
8th AF News
November 1997
  • Duxford Dedication 1 Aug 1997
  • Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold
  • Museums
  • Woolnough - Founding Father
  • MMF Report
  • Duxford Reunion Photos
8th AF News
February 1998
  • Leon Johnson an American Legend
  • Love Letter to a Lady
  • A Routine Crash Landing
  • The English Channel
8th AF News
May 1998
  • Board Meeting Report
  • Tara Field
  • James W. Hill
  • Andersonville POW Museum
  • Chery Hill Reunion Plans
  • MMF Report
  • 8th AF - Korea
  • Vet Finds Piece of Past
8th AF News
August 1998
  • Formation Flying
  • Visiting Russian Friends
  • First Schweinfurt Raid
  • Childhood in Germany
  • Air Force Academy Bronze B-24
  • MMF Update
8th AF News
December 1998
  • The Bet at Harth
  • Cherry Hill Reunion Report
  • Bombers are Bait
  • No Rest for Luftwaffe
  • A Path, A Tree, Living Runway
  • Operation Chowhound
  • Christmas from the Tower
  • Academy Bronze B-24 Dedication
8th AF News
March 1999
  • Response of the FIghters
  • Bombers as Bait Response
  • As I Remember - Ground Crew
  • Lufwaffe Ace over Magdeberg
  • THe New Boy
  • The Chowhound
8th AF News
June 1999
  • Air Strategy for Victory
  • Savannah Reunion Plans
  • Daphne
  • Grardian Angels?
  • A Fair Comparison
  • Replacement Crew
  • How War Dead Came Home
  • Application of Air Power
8th AF News
September 1999
  • Fighting Scouts of hte 8th AF
  • Strategic Bombing Value
  • Ruth Narie Last Flight
  • A Muts's Tale
  • MMF Update
  • P-38 Lightning
8th AF News
December 1999
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  • A Mut's Tale Part 2
  • Savannah Reunion Highlights
  • Black Week on Poland
  • Mi Amigo
  • Christmas with GI's
  • WWII Effect on B-17 Crews
  • Our Lady In England
8th AF News
March 2000
  • Fred Gray Story;
  • RAF - Night Missions
  • Armor nad Armored
  • The Burns Family
  • Little Friends of RAF
  • The Death Marches
  • Twins - The Sequel
8th AF News
June 2000
  • B-24 State & Cit Names
  • Salt Lake City Reunion Plans
  • Berlin Raid - 3 Feb 45
  • Flight Surgeon's Lecture
  • The Frozen Hatch
  • Kriegie Journal Notes
  • Working in Flying Control
8th AF News
September 2000
  • Historian Roger A. Freeman
  • When the 8th Was Really Mighty
  • Tail Gunner's View Out Back
  • Savannah Mission Experience
  • Norfolk War-Time Airfields
  • Back to Berlin
  • Six Missions over Germany
8th AF News
December 2000
  • First to Complete 25 Missions
  • Salt Lake City Reunion Review
  • 8thAFHS & MMF Seperation Notice
  • Last Bombing Mission
  • Air Evacuation of Stalag Luft 1
  • Trouble @ 27,000ft and Falling
8th AF News
March 2001
  • The Guys on the Ground
  • German Fighter Scramble
  • Tom Landry Remembered
  • Return to Pierrepont sur Avre
  • 2nd AD Norwich Library
  • The Quiet Man
  • 352nd FG Final Reunion
8th AF News
June 2001
  • We Were Just Determined
  • The Long Wait
  • The Loss of Flying Fortress
  • DFC Award After Collision
  • Twin-Engine Fighters
  • The Century Club
8th AF News
September 2001
  • Medics
  • 8thAF Hospitals
  • War Wounds
  • Looking to the Future
  • Bike and Bomber
8th AF News
December 2001
  • Irving Reunion Highlights
  • Keith Ferris Painting
  • P-38 vs P-51
  • Extending the Range
  • War Travels
  • The Intrepid Airman
  • 1944 Bombing Mission
  • Christmas Tales at Oakley
8th AF News
March 2002
  • The Girl Back Home
  • Extending the Range II
  • Second Strategic Air Depot
  • Mission Frantic II
  • 8th AF 60th Anniversary
  • New 2nd AD Library
  • The CDhampion Bomber Men
  • Doodlebugs
8th AF News
June 2002
  • Memoriaal Chapel Dedicated
  • Norfolk Reunion Plans
  • Gabby - A Roger Freeman Story
8th AF News
September 2002
  • Straight From Jake!
  • Col. Earle Aber Funeral
  • Night Bombing with RAF
  • Life in a Ground Crew
  • Effects of Bombing Battlefield
  • Bomber/Fighter Names & Mottos
  • German Locomotive Strafing Attacks
  • Twinwood Control Tower Completed
8th AF News
December 2002
  • 65th General Hospital Final Retreat
  • Norfold Reunion Highlights
  • Forgotten Photo of Christmas
  • American Air Museum Re-Dedication
  • Formation Flying
  • Effects of Allied Bombing
  • More "Straight From Jake"
8th AF News
March 2003
  • Fighter Ace - Max Juchheim
  • Dugan Plane Dedication at Duxford
  • Forge of Fire
  • You Have The Day - We The Night
8th AF News
June 2003
  • Iraq Air War Makes Difference
  • Colorado Spring Reunion Plans
  • Bonnie-B Final Mission
8th AF News
September 2003
  • Straight From Jake
  • U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey
  • MACR # 6721 - 493rd BG
  • Ground Pounders Busy at Depots
8th AF News
December 2003
  • Colorado Springs Reunion Highlights
  • Visiting AF Academy
  • Liberator Olds Automobile
  • Anita Hartman Farewell Salute
  • 100th Anniversary of First Flight
  • First Raid on Berin
  • Policeman and the Watch
8th AF News
March 2004
  • Forming Planes the 2nd AD
  • Jimmy Stewart, The Man
  • Mid Air Collision Reminiscence
  • Straight From Jake
  • Just Another Day - 28 May 44
  • Carpetbagger Modifications
  • Kenneth Gilbert B-24 Champion
8th AF News
June 2004
  • Kansas City Reunion Plans
  • James crow Files
  • Birdie Schmidt Still Flying High
  • The English Pub
  • Stars & Stripes Museum
8th AF News
September 2004
  • Blithe Spirit Over Target
  • The Dive of His Life
  • Little Warrior Remembered
  • THe Long Way Home
  • The Ploesti Raid
8th AF News
December 2004
  • Lockheed P-38 Lightning
  • Fire Destroys Yankee Air Museum
  • Christmas Day Mission
  • Kansas City Reunion Highlights
8th AF News
March 2005
  • 60 Years Ago
  • War Bird of 2004
  • Heritage Museum Activities
  • James Crow Files
8th AF News
June 2005
  • Education Younger Generation
  • Arlington VA Reunion Plans
  • Blackouts
  • The Gunners
8th AF News
September 2005
  • Museum's Chapel Windows
  • Radar Mechanic Reflections
  • Continuing the 8th AF Legacy
  • First Napalm Mission
8th AF News
December 2005
  • Roger Freeman Obit
  • B-24 Nose Art
  • Arlington Reunion Debriefing
  • German Instructions on POWs
8th AF News
March 2006
  • Preparing for a Mission
  • B-17 Nose Art
  • Saying Goodby to Roger Freeman
  • Madingley Memorial Services
8th AF News
June 2006
  • John Bishop's 25 Missions
  • Bossier City Reunion Plans
  • Berlin Express Arrives in Paris
  • Gerald Johnson Story
8th AF News
September 2006
  • Roll of Honor Fund Drive
  • An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Former Enemies Reunite
  • Have We Not Done Enough?
8th AF News
December 2006
  • Bossier City Reunion Debriefing
  • General Lewis Lyle Honored
  • The Battle Of The Bulge
  • Night Raids
8th AF News
March 2007
  • Allied Air/Sea Rescue
  • Kalamazoo Reunion Plans
  • 385th BG of Walton Hayes
  • Roll of Honor Place in Museum
8th AF News
June 2007
  • The Girls back Home
  • B-17s of the 447thBG
  • Varga Girls
  • Continuing the 8th Legacy
8th AF News
September 2007
  • The Price of Freedom
  • Kalamazoo Reunion Debriefing
  • Parachute Wedding Dress
  • German Oil Industry
8th AF News
December 2007
  • California Camouflage
  • Major General Lewis Lyle Honored
  • Christmas Remembered
  • Target Brunswick Again
8th AF News
March 2008
  • Escape and Evasion
  • Savannah Reunion Details
  • Being Flight Radio Operator
  • The Varga Girls
  • POW Regulations
  • Museum Section
8th AF News
June 2008
  • Dresdem, Germany Objectives
  • Film Crew Returns to England
  • Roll of Honor
  • 458th Nose Art
  • B-17 Returns to England
  • Assembling the Eighth
  • Museum Section
8th AF News
September 2008
  • Savannah Reunion Debriefing
  • Norwegians Honor 8th Crew
  • Combat Medal Criteria
  • Air Force Academy Awards
  • The Last Plane Lost
  • 303rd BGA Retires
8th AF News
December 2008
  • Destruction in the Air War
  • The End Of World War II
  • Pancho Rowe
  • Mauthausen Nazi Concentration Camp
  • Patriot Guard Honors Veterans
  • Re-Fly The North Atlantic?
  • Russian Rhumba
8th AF News
March 2009
  • MIAs Recovered in Germany
  • How H2W "Mickey" Got Its Name
  • Nazi Bunkers Uncovered
  • Cincinnati Reunion Plans
  • Claire Phillips - an American Spy
  • The Road From Sagan
  • Mission To Merseberg
  • James Sloan's Story
8th AF News
June 2009
  • New Reapers Give a Bigger Picture
  • WWII Vet Has Stories
  • B-32 Dominator
  • The Day My Brother Died
  • Nissen Huts and Control Tower
  • Eighth Air Force Bombs Japan
  • Bauxite Miners
  • On To "Big B"
8th AF News
September 2009
  • War Reporter Writes Eulogy
  • Cincinnati Reunion Debreif
  • Schottelkorb Crew
  • Iron Ass
  • Memphis Belle Control Panel
  • Fortress ‘Tom Paine’
  • Flight Engineers Duties
8th AF News
December 2009
  • Sweet Pea Returns To Italy
  • Bomber Base In England
  • Double Exposure
  • A Pair Of Queens
  • History Of Veterans Day
  • How I Becamame A Night Fighter
  • Christmas with the G.I.’s
  • The Saga Of B-17g Tail #164
8th AF News
March 2010
  • Tuson Reunion Plans
  • The Flying Panther
  • Passing on the Legacy
  • The Time Has Come
  • Willow Run Air Show Plans
  • Meet Earl Wassom
8th AF News
June 2010
  • The Luck of “Miss Irish”
  • Memories of V-E Day
  • The Demise Of The Lady Jane
8th AF News
September 2010
  • Tuson Reunion Report
  • Regensburg and Curtis Lemay
  • Operation Varsity
  • Willow Run Air Show Report
8th AF News
December 2010
  • The Man Who Saved the 401st BG
  • One Night In London
  • The Norden Bombsight
  • Christmas Eve Present For The Nazis
  • Eighth Air Force History
8th AF News
March 2011
  • St Louis Reunion Plans
  • 8th AF 'Big Week'
  • A Fortress Coming Home
  • Major Glenn Miller – Visits Wendling
  • Liberty Belle Foundation
  • A Journey For Answers
  • A Tribute ro Walter Brown
  • Pathfinders to Berlin
  • Liberty Belle Foundation
8th AF News
June 2011
  • St Louis Reunion Plans
  • Rounding Up The "Sheriff's Posse"/li>
  • “To Forgive, Divine”
  • Collings Foundation
  • Honoring the Louis McCarthy Crew
8th AF News
September 2011
  • Herb Schaaf Historical Dvd Collection
  • Operation Manna-Chowhound
  • An Ethical Dilemma
  • My Time With 487th
8th AF News
December 2011
  • St Louis Reunion Report
  • A Christmas Note
  • Hap Chandler's Love for Scotland
  • Journey To Rattlesden
  • History of The Memphis Belle
  • Bishop Crew, Laid to Rest in Arlington
  • Slightly Dangerous
  • Impaled on the Horns of a Dilemma
8th AF News
March 2012
  • My D-Day Missions
  • Cold War Story
  • Ridgewell Bomb Explosion
  • 392nd W.C. “Bill” McGinley
  • Nashville Man Helps Bring B-17 Back
  • The Bermondsay Battler Loss
8th AF News
June 2012
  • San Antonio Reunion Plans
  • History of the Memphis Belle
  • D-Day Articles
  • Strike One - Two - Three
  • B-17 Names
  • Queen Elizabeth World War Ii
8th AF News
September 2012
  • A Ring For a Bag of Grain
  • B17 Survival Story
  • Bomber Gas Station
  • Proposed By-Law Changes/li>
  • Let Freedom Ring
  • Preserving Your Fam ily History
  • Return To Rattlesden
8th AF News
December 2012
  • San Antonio Report
  • Forewarned is Forearmed
  • Lest We Forget
  • Keep Em’ Flying
  • A Tardy Revelation
  • Behind Barbed Wire
8th AF News
March 2013
  • Savannah Reunion Plans
  • Search for The Lost Squadron
  • Common Ground
  • "Bomber Jacket" Journey
  • Of Windmills & War
  • “Don’T Fly”
  • Bricks Tell A Tale
8th AF News
June 2013
  • B-17 Flying Fortress
  • B-24 Liberator
  • P-38 Lightning
  • Bomber Jacket Is Reunited
  • Forty-Five Equals Forty Plus
  • A Wartime Romance
  • Who was Kilroy?
  • "Little Girl” & “Special G.I.”
  • Comrades
  • Defending Freedom
  • Legion of Honor Articles
8th AF News
September 2013
  • Savannah Reunion Report
  • “The Liberty Belle”
  • They Honor Those Who Serve
  • In My Father's Footsteps
  • Wake-Up Call
8th AF News
December 2013
  • Monopoly boards
  • WWII Yuletide Facts
  • Stalag Luft IV
  • Prison Camp Violin
  • The Great Escape
  • Geyer Crew
  • Christmas Party 1943
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8th AF News
March 2014
  • All's Well That Ends Well
  • Belly Landing
  • Arsty “The Saint” Crew
  • Nashville Reunion Plans
  • B-52 Involvement in Vietnam
  • Family of Gunner Learns Answers
8th AF News
June 2014
  • Into The Wild Blue Yonder
  • Website Research Navigation
  • The “Tail” of As-Cend Charlie
  • Records Fire in St. Louis
  • POW’s Ring Comes Home
  • Dropping Tones
  • A Promising Life Cut Short
  • Requesting Military Personnel Files/li>
8th AF News
September 2014
  • McVay and “Ikky Poo”
  • Mother’s evening with Clark Gable
  • Winged Boot History
  • The role of the B-52
  • Remembering D-Day plus 70
  • Escape From Switzerland
  • Death Was Our Co-Pilot
8th AF News
December 2014
  • B-52's Bring Vietnam to Peace Table
  • Belgium Rendez-Vous 127
  • Belle Comes to Nashville
  • Nashville Reunion Report
  • You Are Safe
  • You Are Not Forgotten
8th AF News
March 2015
  • VIRGO, the Maiden
  • Omaha Reunion Plans
  • Boehm crew and the JIGS UP
  • The General’s Pilot
  • Taken Prisoner
  • Three Lessons Learned in War
  • After 71 years
  • We Are Free Men at Last…
  • I Never Got a Good Conduct Medal
  • Saying ‘Goodbye’ To Some History
8th AF News
June 2015
  • They Never Returned
  • Riding in the ‘Buff ’
  • WWII “Bomber Jackets”
  • Return to Moon Mountain
  • Stalag XVII
  • The Role of Walnut Ridge
8th AF News
September 2015
  • David and Dewey Holst Story
  • A Class In Ancient History
  • D-Day Revisited
  • The People Of Lisse Remember
  • Pieces, Parts, and Planes
  • Memories of a “Forgotten War”
  • From Across the Pond
8th AF News
December 2015
  • Betrayals, Secrets,and Consequences
  • Omaha Reunion Report
  • The Footsteps Of Bud Owens
  • Christmas in Wengen
  • “San Antonio Rose” Crew
  • Pinpointing the Past
  • Skies Over Omaha
8th AF News
March 2016
  • Legacy and An Encounter
  • Lonesome Polecat
  • It Is A Small World
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial Dedication
  • The B-24 in the Pacific
  • My Uncle Nick
  • Brigadier General Jimmy Stewart
8th AF News
June 2016
  • 491st “Belle Ringer” Rememebered
  • St Louis Reunion Plans
  • It Takes a Team
  • 452nd Robert Wilcox Story
  • Johnny Wearing and the B-17
  • “Powell’s Prowler”
  • American Air Museum, Duxford
8th AF News
September 2016
  • Punchy Has Gone West
  • Texas Raiders Rides Again
  • Berlin Revisited
  • D-Day + 72
  • Living in the Shadow
  • A Journey Through Time
  • Hal Minerich And Me
8th AF News
December 2005
  • CSilent Night, London 1944
  • St Louis Reunion Debriefing
  • Mid-Atlantic Air Museum
  • Ashtabula Country Boy
  • Vintage Radio New Life
  • Bottisham Airfield Museum
  • Who Was to Blame? Dad or Me?
8th AF News
March 2017
  • Band of daughters
  • New Orleans Reunion Plans
  • A Purple Heart In The Family
  • Curtis Campbell Story
8th AF News
June 2017
  • Berlin Bombing Mission
  • Alfred Sander’s story
  • New Society Web Page
  • Capt Albert L. Schlegel Fate
8th AF News
September 2017
  • Liberator Pride
  • Ordinary People/Exrordinary Times
  • England Corner/Forever America
  • Norfolk School Boy
8th AF News
December 2017
  • Madras Maiden in Memphis
  • New Orleans Reunion Debring
  • Society's Humble Beginnings
  • Cole Crew Honored
8th AF News
March 2018
  • 2 Vets - One Shared Mission
  • Dayton Reunion Plans
  • From POW to Liberation Day
  • The Nurse and Naviagtor
8th AF News
June 2018
  • Witness to the Fire
  • RAF 100th Anniversary
  • Enduring Mighty 8th Legacy
8th AF News
September 2018
  • Across the Pond - John Gilbert
  • Cambridge Missing Eagle
  • In My Father's Footsteps
  • Memphis Belle Dedication
  • It's All About Character
8th AF News
December 2018
  • Dayton Reunion Debriefing
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