Last revised: April 21, 2013


2010 Reunion - Album #7.
(41st - 6913th - 7011th Air Force Squadrons)

8th Air Force Museum Tour!


Preparing to Board Buses to Museum


"One of the best AF Museums I have ever seen." - Huk Tracy

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

On January 28, 1942, fifty-three days after the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, the 8th Air Force was officially activated in the National Guard Armory in Savannah, GA. In 1983, Maj. Gen. Lewis Lyle, USAF retired, a B-17 veteran of 70 combat missions during WWII began planning this museum, which officially opened in May of 1996.




 


 



 



 


Twitch Wimmer & Elly Phillips


The B-17G Bomber "City of Savannah" Restoration Project.

The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is restoring its B-17 in honor of the B-17 named "City of Savannah" on December 3, 1944. The Aircraft was the 5000th airplane processed through Hunter Army Air Field at Savannah, GA during World War II. It was christened prior to its take-off to England to fly combat missions with the 388th Bomb Group, 563rd Squadron on the 8th Air Force. The aircraft, "City of Savannah" flew 44 combat missions in World War II.



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