8th Bombardment Squadron (8th BS)
U.S. Army Air Force, 5th Air Force, 3rd Bombardment Group (3rd BG)
The U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF), 5th Air Force (5th AF), 3rd Bombardment Group (3rd BG), 8th Bombardment Squadron (8th BS) served in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) of the Pacific War during World War II.
The squadron went overseas to Australia and arrives Brisbane with A-24 Dive Bombers. On March 17, 1942 moves to Charters Towers Airfield. On March 31, 1942 the squadron moves to Port Moresby in New Guinea. On April 1, 1942 first combat mission.
On April 7, 1942 nine A-24s escorted by six P-40E Kittyhawks from RAAF No. 75 Squadron attack Lae. Lost is A-24 41-15798 pilot 2nd Lt. Henry G. Swartz (MIA).
On April 13, 1942 seven A-24s escorted by eight P-40E Kittyhawks from RAAF No. 75 Squadron attack Lae.