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Robert L Bailey Jr


In Mar. 1942 activated into 8th AAF at National Guard Armory located at Park & Bull in Savannah, Ga under the command of Gen. Tooey Spaatz. Deployed to England on The Queen Elizabeth with 15,000 Americans in June 1942. I served under the command of Generals Eaker, Doolittle and Kepner. During that time I received a special invitation for christmas dinner from King George of England (included in my personal memorabilia) which took place in the castle at Teddington, England

Legion of Merit w Oak Leaf Cluster; AF Commendation Medal/Army Commendation Ribbon w 1/Oak Leaf Cluster; Good conduct Medal; American Defense Medal; American Campaign Medal; EAME Campaign Medal; WW II Victory Medal; Army of Occupation Medal (Germany); National Defense Service Medal w


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...

  • Headquarters Squadron (8th Air Force)


Event Location Date
Born Norfolk, Virginia 10 October 1918


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:41 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self