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 Eight Air Force

Activated in 1946 at MacDill AFB, Florida
Moved to Fort Worth AAF, Texas in 1946
Moved to Westover AFB, Massachusetts in 1955
Moved to Barksdale AFB, La. in 1975
Reassigned to Air Combat Command in 1992.

       The initial Eighth Air Force became the United States Air Forces in Europe. The present Eighth Air Force began its existence as VIII Bomber Command. It engaged in combat operations in the European Theatre of Operations during World War II and moved to the Pacific Theatre in the final months of the war. Eighth Air Force served Strategic Air Command after die war, both in the United States and overseas.
     Established as VIII Bomber Command on 19 January 1942. Activated on 1 February 1942 at Langley Field, Virginia assigned to Air Force Combat Command. Moved to Savannah AB, Georgia, about 10 February 1942. Moved Daws Hill, England, on 23 February 1942, joining Eighth Air Force. Moved to High Wycombe, England, on 15 May 1942. Redesignated Eighth Air Force on 22 February 1944, when the original Eighth Air Force became United States Strategic Air Force (USSTAF). Moved without personnel or equipment to Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, on 16 July 1945, assigned to U .S. Army Strategic Air Forces. Moved without personnel or equipment to MacDill Field Florida, on 7 June 1946, joining Strategic Air Command, moved to Fort Worth Army Air Field, Texas, 1 November 1946. Moved to Westover AFB, Massachusetts, on 13 June 1955. Moved without personnel or equipment to Anderson AFB, Guam on 1 April 1970, absorbing resources of 3rd Air Division. Moved with personnel or equipment to BarksdaIe AFB, Louisiana, on 1 January 1975, absorbing resources of Second Air Force. Relieved from assignment to Strategic Air Command and assigned to Air Combat Command on 1 June 1992