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381st Bombardment Group Missions and News Coverage (ddeardorff)

Monday, July 21, 2014

I visited this site a couple years ago to find information on my uncle, 2nd Lt. L.D. Walker of the 533rd Squadron. I was most grateful for what I found. Since then I have been producing a daily news record of the war at Free Republic. Today, for example, ..

Hugh Dean Robinson, Jr RIP (Lucky Partners)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hugh Dean Robinson Jr of the 381st BG died Monday July 14th. PDF of obituary from today's Naples Daily News attached below. Very interesting story of events after being shot down over Brux on Feb. 14, 1945. Last paragraph includes a request for memorial d..

S SGT George Wesley Cummins (cindi.doman)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Discharge papers say he was in the 381st 534th bomb group. Newspaper article said he was a ordnance section chief but dad told stories of being a gunner. He trained in Pyote, TX before goung to Ridgewell. Military Records were burned in St Louis fire. Any..

D-Day Plus 70 Remembrance (KevinWilson)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Here is a link to a 381st D-Day account bt SSgt Henry aka "Hank" Harris which appeared on the front page of the Winston Salem Journal this morning. The 381st was erroneously listed as the the 361st BG. Hank's color crew picture with B-17 "Button Nose" and..

Aircraft used by Yorba crew (58thparallel)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

I am researching the aircraft used by the aircrew assigned to Lt. Bernardo Yorba, of the 534th squadron. This crew was flying 42-29803 when they were shot down October 14, 1943. I have reason to believe that this was a substitute aircraft, and not the one..

C. F Engle (dabell)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

I am with the curator staff of MAPS Air Museum www.mapsairmuseum.orgWe have the A-2 jacket with a name tag for a C.F. Engle but unfortunately no one remembers how the jacket was acquired. The patch on the front is for the 533rd BS and the back has a B-17,..

Georgia Rebel II ceremony in France (jtennet)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Folks, I received an email from a Frederic Henoff in France about a ceremony to commemorate the men of Georgia Rebel II and I copy the contents here. Dear Sir, I wanted to warn you about a ceremony which is held at Avord, France in aim to pay a tribute to..

Looking for info on the 534th Sqdn (jvman13)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

My Great Great Uncle, Charles F Brashear was in a plane shot down over Bordeaux, France in 1944 that's all i really know about his service. any info or pics of any kind much appreciated. im trying to find out what actually happened, from what ive been tol..