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John Spencer Hardy

Military

In July 1942 General Hardy moved to England with the Eighth Air Force and served as chief of operations during 1943. For his work during this period of massive airpower buildup in England, General Hardy received the Distinguished Service Medal. With his assignment in January 1944 as chief of operations for the Army Air Forces in the Mediterranean, he participated in the planning for air offensives against Southern Europe, the Balkans, and the Allied landings in Southern France in August 1944.

DSM

Service

People

  • Arthur Agan

    Military | Lieutenant General
    Chief, Tactical Operations, 8th Air Force, February 1942 to January 1944.

  • Edward Feldman

    Military | Sergeant
    Served in the staff of the Office of the Assistant G-3, 8th Air Force Headquarters.

  • Woodrow Green

    Military | Sergeant
    Served in the staff of the Office of the Assistant G-3, 8th Air Force Headquarters.

  • Douglas McCoy

    Military | Staff Sergeant
    Served in the staff of the Office of the Assistant G-3, 8th Air Force Headquarters.

  • Thomas Murphy

    Military | Sergeant
    Served in the staff of the Office of the Assistant G-3, 8th Air Force Headquarters.

  • Eugene Snavely

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    8th Air Force, G-3 Staff, September 1942 ...

  • Frederick Sutterlin

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding Officer, Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Was sent to the 100th BG in Feb. 1945 to replace the Group Cmdr, served until end of war.

Units served with

  • Headquarters (8th Air Force)

    Headquarters (8th Air Force)


    8th Air Force Headquarters opened in London under the command of General Carl A Spaatz on 19 June 1942. It oversaw all Commands, Wings and Groups engaged in the Strategic Bombing Campaign until February 1944, when it became US Strategic Air Forces in...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Logansport, Louisiana 7 May 1913
Died 1 May 2012
Buried

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