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Keeping The Mighty 8th Memory Alive
The Eighth Air Force Historical Society was created in 1975 to preserve the legacy of the "Mighty Eighth", and the part it played in American history during WW2. Over the years, it has become a strong organization with an emphasis on remembering and honoring our comrades who served with distinction: the men who flew, the many thousands of ground crews, and those who worked in the background. One of the many activities we honor these great men is at our annual reunions.
These Veterans, born in the 1920's, were members of the greatest air armada of all times. They numbered 350,000 men and women with over 54,000 either killed in combat or taken prisoner.
Their children and descendents, who are representatives of these Veterans, saw the need to keep the history and experiences of these warriors alive. They call themselves "The Next Generation". Their goal is to preserve the Legacy created by their relatives who went before them, not because of the vanity of their accomplishments, but rather for the preservation of Democracy and Civilization, for maintaining the values of honesty and patriotism exhibited by their generation.