Constituted as VIII Ground Air Support Command on 24 Apr 1942 and activated on 28 Apr. Assigned to Eighth AF. Moved to England, without tactical components, Jun-Aug 1942. Redesignated VIII Air Support Command in Sep 1942. Engaged in training, with one reconnaissance and one troop carrier group assigned, until Jul 1943. Afterward, carried out medium bombardment operations against the enemy on the Continent until Oct 1943 when all components and personnel were withdrawn from the command. Disbanded in England on 1 Dec 1943.
Wings. 3d Bombardment: 1943. 44th Bombardment: 1943.
Stations. Bolling Field, DC, 28 Apr 1942; Savannah, Ga, 29 May-c. 20 Jul 1942; Bushy Park, England, Jul 1942; Membury, England, 21 Aug 1942; Sunninghill, England, 19 Oct 1942-1 Dec 1943.
Commanders. Brig Gen Robert C Candee, May 1942-16 Oct 1943.
Campaigns. Air Offensive, Europe.
Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986