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The story of the Mighty Eighth Air Force began in January 1942 in Savannah, Georgia. There, the United States Army Air Corps assigned seven men, without a single aircraft, to a newly formed Eighth Air Force. Over the course of the war, the Eighth Air Force became the largest air armada in the world, capable of sending more than 2,000 heavy bombers and over 1,000 fighter planes on a single mission. In less than three years, the Eighth accomplished their mission to destroy the German Luftwaffe and cripple Nazi Germany’s war making capabilities. By doing so, the Mighty Eighth gave the allies air supremacy, paved the way for the D-Day invasion, and contributed significantly to the liberation of occupied Europe. By May 1945, the Eighth had flown more than 600,000 sorties and dropped over 670,000 tons of bombs.

Their great success did not come without an enormous cost as the Mighty Eighth airmen suffered the most casualties of any command in World War II – 26,000 were killed in action; another 28,000 became prisoners of war. Their valor was unparalleled. As the teenagers and young men of the Eighth battled the enemy at 25,000 feet, such bravery earned them 17 Medals of Honor, 220 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and more than 420,000 Air Medals.

Warbird Coffee US recognizes the importance of the mission of The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force “To preserve for all Americans the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to the present” and proudly supports the mission by donating a portion of the proceeds from all Mighty Eighth Coffee sold to the museum.

Our Mighty Eighth 80th Anniversary Coffee is a Brazilian medium roast blend that’s bold like the Mighty Eighth, yet smooth enough to drink all day and get you through your daily mission.

Mighty Eighth 80th Anniversary Coffee 16 oz

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