Just Dropping In - The Mighty Eighth

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  • 15% Military & Veteran Discount
  • 60% ring-spun combed premium cotton / 40% poly
  • Fabric laundered / preshrunk
  • Super soft and comfy
  • Great fit
  • High quality screen printing
  • Double stitched 

  • The 8th Air Force was known as "The Mighty Eighth". Constituted as the 1st Bombardment Division on 30 August 1943 the unit was formally activated at Brampton Grange, Huntingdon on 13 September 1943. It was redesignated 1st Air Division in December 1944. It had a total of forty-eight heavy bomber squadrons flying B-17s, with four squadrons in each bombardment group; groups were based at Bassingbourn, Ridgewell, Nuthamstead, Podington, Chelveston, Thurleigh, Molesworth, Kimbolten, Grafton Underwood, Polebrook, Deenethorpe and Glatton.