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381st Bombardment Group Missions and News Coverage (ddeardorff)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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, ..

Exciting New Documentary Project! (In The Footsteps of Bud Owens)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hello all! I wanted to share an exciting new documentary project that will follow a small group of French and American youngsters who will trace the footsteps of SSgt. Francis "Bud" Owens (381st BG 533rd BS) from the town of La Coulonche in Normandy , Fra..

Man O'War 2 (Chris_Tennet)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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/..

Looking for contacts (sara.rasmussen)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

My dad was a co-pilot, then pilot, of a B-17 in the 532nd of the 381stBG. His plane # was 337676N, with a red triangle-L. He passed away a few years ago and never spoke much about his experiences--just a few cute stories. I would love to connect with anyo..

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

Sunday, March 8, 2015

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..

Researching aircraft No Comment Needed (Guest)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

All,   I am researching the B-17 flown by my guitar teacher, William Barker. The B-17 in question is serial number 43-38114 and the nose art is "No Comment Needed" I know it was assigned to the 534th squadron and was lost over Germany. Any pictures or o..

381BG 533 BS B-17 " JUST - ONE - MORE " help required. (8thairforce)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I am trying to find some details out on a Fortress that flew with the 533 bomb squadron. The ships name was " JUST-ONE-MORE" but I seem to be drawing a blank everyway I turn ! I have looked at the fantastic 381st website but cant see any B-17's with that ..

Carqueville Crew - Emery Horne TG (Rick778)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

LuckyM sent me a list of my Uncle's missions (Emery Horne), he was a tail gunner with Lt Carqueville. When I check the War Diary for Sep 23, 1943 it does not list Carqueville as a participant. 23. An attempt to attack Nantes harbor again, failed when all ..