A Mighty 8th Love Story

Forward written by Museum volunteer, Albert S. Pela, Jr. My dad (Albert S. Pela, Sr.) deployed in Feb. ’44 to Thorpe Abbotts UK, home to the 100th BG, 350th squadron. His routine…

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A Portrait and a Mystery

Portrait of an Eighth Air Force Flight Officer donated by Kim Iocovozzi. A local businessman and avid art collector, Mr. Iocovozzi had the painting restored and framed prior to donating it in…

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The Start of the Eighth Air Force

On January 28, 1942, the Eighth Air Force was activated in the former National Guard Armory in downtown Savannah, Georgia.  Its mission held two critical components.  The first, destroy the German Luftwaffe…

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