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The 8th Airforce Historical Society's "Start Engines (Plus 50 Years"), A Comprehensive History Of The United States Eighth Army Air Force (8 AAF) And Its Missions Over Europe During World War II, With Extensive Interviews With Those Airmen Who Served In It (Color, 1991, 58 Minutes) PLUS BONUS TITLE: WAR CHRONICLES: BOMBER OFFENSIVE: THE EUROPEAN AIR WAR, The History Of America's Bombing Campaign During World War II In The European Theatre In General, And Its Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission In Particular, Hosted And Narrated By Eminent American Actor Patrick O'Neal (Color, 1985, 22 Minutes) -- All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD!
* 12/12/2022: Updated And Upgraded: Updated With WAR CHRONICLES: BOMBER OFFENSIVE: THE EUROPEAN AIR WAR, And Upgraded From A Standard Format DVD To An Archival Quality Dual Layer Format DVD!
The United States Eighth Air Army Force (8 AAF) was established on February 22, 1944 at RAF Daws Hill in High Wycombe, England, subsequent to its having been established as VIII Bomber Command on January 19, 1942 and activated at Langley Field, Virginia on February 1. The Eighth Army Air Force was a United States Army Air Forces combat air force in the European Theater of World War II, based at various airfields in central and southern England and engaging in operations primarily in the Northern Europe area of responsibility; carrying out strategic bombing of enemy targets in France, the Low Countries, and Germany; and engaging in air-to-air fighter combat against enemy aircraft until the German capitulation in May 1945. It was the largest of the deployed combat Army Air Forces in numbers of personnel, aircraft, and equipment. The Eighth Air Force was the first USAAF strategic air force in Europe, with a mission to support an invasion of continental Europe from the British Isles. Eighth Air Force carried out strategic daytime strategic bombing operations in Western Europe from airfields in eastern England. Its bomber force was comprised mainly of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Consolidated B-24 Liberator bombers, while its fighter plane escort force was comprised primarily of Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning and North American P-51 Mustang fighters.