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Eighth Air Force Strategic & Tactical Collection SDASM.SC.0054
SDASM.SC.0054  
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Description
The Eighth Air Force was formed in 1942 and specialized in daylight precision bombing. The collection consists of a photographic book containing a narrative, ranging from the years 1943 to 1945.
Background
The Eighth Air Force was formed in 1942 and specialized in daylight precision bombing. The collection consists of a photographic book containing a narrative, ranging from the years 1943 to 1945. In the collection it is attributed that without the Eighth Air Force’s methodical destruction of the railroad tracks around France, there was a chance that D-Day could have been stalled or even repelled and that Operation Overload would have completely failed. The Eighth Air Force consisted of several models of planes, but the core aircraft involved in the campaign were the B-17, B-24, P-51, and Spitfire.
Extent
0.3 Cubic feet One photo album in one box
Restrictions
Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers by appointment.