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381st Bombardment Group Missions and News Coverage (ddeardorff)

Thursday, December 18, 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, ..

Man O'War 2 (Chris_Tennet)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I have been doing some detective work, along with some people on the 381st BG facebook page, and have evidence to suggest that "Man O'War 2" (unknown s/n) was an earlier nose art for 42-31357 (MS-N) "Our Desire" The following photo shows MS-N (obscured s/..

Red Hot Riding Hood (Garrison202)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I'm looking for the story of the Red Hot Riding Hood (42-3223), out of the 533rd bomber squadron, 381st bomber group. From what I know it blew up over Rattlesden, Suffolk, en route to France, and six of the crew were killed (one being my great uncle). Is ..

B-17F 42-30140 "KING MALFUNCTION II" (Guest)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hello, I am particulary interested in the fate of the crew of the B-17F nicknamed "KING MALFUNCTION 2". The plane crashed on August 17th, 1943 near Bad Münstereifel in the vicinity of the small village of Esch (Germany) located in the South Eifel region...

Looking for aeronautical charts (AgingKeeper)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

My father-in-law was a navigator on B-17's flying out of Ridgewell for the 534'th from June - September of 1944. I never had the opportunity to meet him but I am interested in learning more about the job of a navigator on a B-17. I have found a chart for ..

Info on the Bermonsday Special (cody1947)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Greetings all- I am looking for info on one of the twenty aircraft purchased by the area of England known as Bermonsday. we are trying to get info and hopefully a photo of a ship with the nose art of the Bermonsday Special. Any assistance and material wou..

Picture of the crew Myer's Flaw (peter64)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Hello my name is Peter SchoutetenI got a picture of the crew of Myer’s FlawWho recognize the soldiers in the pictureThese are the names of the entire crew Pilot 1st Lt. Edward E. Haushalter Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Herman M. Hensley Navigator 2nd Lt. Richard R. S..

Crew Picture (Rick778)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Attached is a picture of the crew my uncle, Emery Horne, was on 8/13/43 (date on the back of the picture). He is in the front row far left. I believe this was the same crew that reported to the 533rd 9/4/43. Three signatures on the back of the picture (Ro..