The Eagle Squadrons of WWII: American Volunteers Fly with the Royal Air Force

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August 19, 2017

Heavy bombers, which would officially become part of the 8th Air Force in September 1942, made one of their early raids the day of the Dieppe Raid in August 1942. Of the 24 Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter squadrons in support of the Dieppe Raid, three were “Eagle Squadrons” of American volunteer pilots.

August 17, 2017

On August 17, 1917 the scout cruiser USS Birmingham arrived at Gibraltar with American Rear Adm. Henry B. Wilson aboard. His mission was to establish an American naval presence at Gibraltar.

August 11, 2017

Watch “A Virtual Fieldtrip: Teaching and Mapping the Geography of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.” During ABMC’s most recent Facebook live chat, ABMC staff member Sarah Herrmann

August 9, 2017

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August 8, 2017

In World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, millions of Americans served far from home. In the various conflicts, service members fought in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific.

August 7, 2017

Before August 1942 the Allies and Japanese had clashed in the air and in the waters of the Pacific, but they had not faced each other in major ground combat. And there had been no major American amphibious landings. That changed in the Solomon Islands.

August 1, 2017

Not long after the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, the United States perceived a new threat to western Democracy –communist expansion in Asia. The U.S.

July 29, 2017

As bombing raids over mainland Europe began in the summer of 1942, leadership from the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) also understood the need for air support in the Pacific, and China-Burma-India Theaters of Operations.

July 26, 2017

When the United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917, the American Regular Army stood at 130,000, a paltry number of soldiers for a nation that had just entered a global conflict. Gen. John J.

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