Learn more about the individual members of the Eighth Air Force as well as the Eighth Air Force as a whole and its importance in helping to end tyranny and bring freedom to Nazi-occupied Europe during the war and about how America worked together to help end World War II.

In these lessons, students will analyze and graph historical statistics, and use primary sources like photographs, quotes, and propaganda posters to explain how the Eighth Air Force helped make D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy possibly leading to the Allies winning the war. Students will comprehend the role of the Eighth Air Force and Americans on the Home Front aided in the Allied  Victory with VE Day: Victory over Europe Day on May 8, 1945.

Curriculum Guides

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Vocabulary Words
Mission Brief Timeline Template

Lesson Kits

Honoring Lt. Walter “Jerry” Lake
Honoring Paulie Griffin
Honoring Sgt. Albert Pela Sr.
Honoring Betty Robarts
Honoring Lt James S. Munday