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Eugene Herbert Snavely

Military

8th Air Force, G-3 Staff, September 1942
Operations Officer, 44th Bomb Group from January 1943 to July 1943.
Commanding Officer, 492nd Bomb Group from 26 January 1944 to 12 August 1944
Commanding Officer 44th Bomb Group from 15-Aug-1944 to 13-April-1945.

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.

  • John Gerhart

    Military | Colonel | Wing Commander/Group Commander/Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF in 1965 as a 4-star General ...

  • Woodrow Green

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

  • John Hardy

    Military | Major | Chief of Operations
    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...

  • Leon Johnson

    Military | Brigadier General | Pilot; Commanding Officer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Superior leadership during the Ploesti raid 1 August 1943 in B-24 #41-23817 'Suzy Q. ' ...

  • Douglas McCoy

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

  • E McFarland

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator/Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Thomas Murphy

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

  • John Norton

    Military | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 14th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron
  • Headquarters (14th Combat Bomb Wing)

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2017 03:51:47 bombercommand Changes to biography
Sources

2017-07-07 information from duplicate AAM File https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/61356 was consolidated with this file.

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2017 03:34:05 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, biography, person associations, unit associations and media associations
Sources

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE 8TH AIR FORCE 1942-1945, Russell Strong

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Date Contributor Update
10 November 2014 23:30:08 Lee8thbuff Changes to highest rank, role, biography and unit associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 10-Nov-2014. http://www.usaaf.com/8thaf/bomber/44bg.HTM

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

14th Combat Bombardment Wing (H) by William B. Taylor / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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