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381st Bombardment Group Missions and News Coverage (ddeardorff)

Saturday, September 20, 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, ..

Henry G. McKaskle, 448th Sub Depot (Paul)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Over the weekend I acquired 3 photo scrapbooks belonging to Henry G. McKaskle (S/Sgt. in August, 1943). The largest photo album (450 photos) seems to consist mostly (totally?) of photos taken overseas in England. I am early in my research but he appears t..

Tsgt John M.S. Willdridge, 533rd Bomber Squardron (AFMom)

Friday, September 12, 2014

I'm am trying to find more information about my Great Uncle Morris Willdridge. He was in the 553rd Bomber Squadron. Here is an article about him in the Gloucester County Times: http://www.nj.com/glouces...s_tech_sgt_john_m.htmlNone of the surviving family..

Captain Dexter Lishon, pilot both Whaletails, shot down 8OCT43 (help)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

I am his daughter in the process of "extracting" my dad's story. Need any information (no detail too small) pertaining to Ridgewell between early 1943 to date he was shot down (Oct 8), crewmembers of either Whaletail B-17, as well as the actual crew he wa..

381st Nose Art (Scott Burris)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

I upgraded 134 nose art photos out of the 161 we have in the gallery. By upgrade I mean replaced with better quality images. http://www.381st.org/Gall...D/1031-43/Default.aspx Here's the list of photos I don't have better versions of. You can look in the ..

381BG 534SQD B-17 42-38045 (JimmyG)

Monday, August 4, 2014

I am looking for any information regarding this aircraft and its crew. What I know is they went to Ridgewell in December of 1943, flew their first mission and only mission on January 29, 1944. The pilot (2Lt Robert Mohnacky) copilot ( 2Lt Joe Flood), navi..

Choo-Z Suzy (AngieMcIntyre)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hi,My husband's father flew nine missions over Germany in a B17 named Choo-Z Suzy. We do not have a photo of the plane. However, my husband's father's head stone has engraving of the writing on the plane that was done from either a photo or an early drawi..

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..