Pennsylvania Chapter of the 8th Air Force Historical Society

“The first quality of a soldier is constancy in enduring fatigue and hardship. Courage is only the second. Poverty, privation, and want are the school of the good soldier.”  – Napoleon




   To perpetuate the history of the Eighth Air Force and the memory of lost comrades.
The purpose is carried out by the conduct of activities and periodic meetings to provide social and recreational events for Pennsylvania Eighth Air Force members, past and present.

General Meetings


  Come Join Us!  – Do you enjoy World War II History?  Do you have an interest in WWII aircraft & aviation?  Do you enjoy hearing stories of the veterans?

  Then come help support the memory of the 8th Air Force by joining us at our state chapter meetings held throughout the state.

   You do not have to be a veteran of the 8th Air Force. We welcome veterans from all branches of service, civilians, men & women. Come enjoy good food, good speakers, good fellowship, and make some new friends.




Upcoming Meetings


   Western Wing (covering the western part of PA) –

Contact for info – Judy Rosensteel at (412) 824-4401


   Scranton Squadron (covering the northeast) –

Contact Shirley Holmes at (570) 587-4420


   Fisher-Booth Squadron (covering the southeast) –

No meetings scheduled at this time.  Contact for info – Chris Boswell (610) 367-4134 or email:


If you would be interested in starting another wing or squadron that is closer to your area, please contact a chapter representative on the organization page. We are always looking for additional volunteers to help improve our chapter.


About Our Website


   One of the main features of our website is the Member Profile page. Here you will find a list of several past & current members of the Pennsylvania Chapter who served in the 8th Air Force. We do this to recognize the service of these men & women and their contribution in helping us preserve the freedom that we enjoy in our lives today.

   If you have any information and/or photos of a PA 8th AF veteran that you would like to see listed, or additions to what is already listed, please contact the webmaster.

   Also check out the photo gallery to see pictures of you favorite 8th Air Force group. Photo contributions are welcome.

   Be sure to visit the Donate page and help to keep this website running and support the PA Chapter 8th AFHS.

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