The 381st Bomb Group welcomes you to the official 381st Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Association web site. The 381st Bomb Group was a B-17 Flying Fortress unit based at Ridgewell, England, Station 167, as part of the mighty Eighth Air Force from 1943 to 1945. The group flew in the 1st Combat Wing, First Air Division of the 8th Army Air Force.
The memorial association is for all elements of the 381st Bomb Group, its squadrons, and the commands of the 432nd Air Service Group. Our 750+ members are comprised of 381st WWII veterans, their descendants, and friends of the 381st. The association celebrated their 38th annual reunion in 2014 and is scheduled to meet again in 2015 in Detroit/Ysilanti Michigan from Aug 26-30, 2015 marking the group's 39th consecutive reunion.
The association publishes a newsletter, holds well attended yearly reunions, regularly produces a membership directory, has an active forum, answers research questions via this web site, maintains an archive of photographs and 381st historical information, offers a college scholarship to 381st descendants, and much more.