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381st Bombardment Group Missions and News Coverage (ddeardorff)

Saturday, August 16, 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, ..

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..

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..