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307th Bomb Group archives include thousands of photos, documents and
The 307th Bomb Group (H) Assoc. is always in the ongoing process of sorting,
cataloging and digitalizing materials collected and recieved.
The materials include thousands of photos, documents, diaries and
other materials relating to the 307th Bomb Group. As the materials are
put into a digital file format, they will be searchable and available
through this web site. Our goal is to
preserve the history of the 307th Bomb Group for future generations.
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Research Tips from former ArmyAirForces.com web site:
The Army Air Forces of WWII generated a lot of paperwork. Many
of these records exist today in their original form or on microfilm and
microfiche. These records are maintained at a handful of facilities
around the country.
- Personnel records: These records are maintained by the
National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records in St.
Louis Missouri. Unfortunately a fire in 1973 destroyed many records,
but you should always start here. If you are not a family member you
will be prevented by the Privacy Act of 1974 in the amount of
information you can obtain via this source.
- 293 file, Individual Deceased Personnel File: This file is
maintained by the Department of the Army in Washington, DC. If the
veteran you are researching was Killed in Action you will definitely
want to obtain this file. This file documents the activities of the
Graves Registration Command and the Army to locate, identify, and
provide a final resting place for the deceased.
- Missing Air Crew Reports (MACR) click here: If your research involves
the loss of an aircraft in a combat situation and not in Allied
territory, the MACR will be invaluable. This document was generated
shortly after the loss of the aircraft (usually within a day or so) and
lists the crew roster, aircraft, and basic details of the loss
including eye witness statements if they were available.
- World War II Prisoners of War Data File:
identify World War II U.S. military officers and soldiers and some
Allied civilians who were prisoners of war (POWs) and internees.
- Accident Reports: Sometimes difficult to locate, maintained
by the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) on microfilm. An
accident report can run from just a few pages to a half dozen or more
pages and may even include photos of the accident.
- Unit Histories, War Diaries, Daily Reports, Station Memorandum, Special Orders, Public Relations Reports, Loading Lists, etc.:
these unit documents are archived by the Air Force Historical Research
Agency (AFHRA) at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. You can usually obtain squadron
and group historical summaries at no cost through written request. You
should also be able to obtain a specific monthly squadron diary upon
request. A larger request, say for the entire War Diary, would probably
necessitate a copying fee.
Invaluable Research Resources:
For creating a tribute on the WWII Memorial site below, feel free to
contact our historian to assist with your narrative. Air Force,
Group, & Squadron logo patches are available HERE
Army Air Force Related Web Sites:
Archives at Ancestry.com:
B-24 and WWII Aircraft Related Web Sites:
Sites to Search for Data about WWII MIA's and
Aircraft Losses: The following web sites offer searchable
databases to locate information about WWII MIA's and aircraft losses.
WWII Discussion Centers & Forums:
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the 307th Bomb Group Webmaster. However, the 307th Bomb Group is not
responsible for the content of the external web sites listed. The
inclusion of a link to an external web site from this page should not
be understood to be an endorsement of that web site or the site's
owners (or their products/services).
If your are unable to find what you
are looking for or would like more information, please contact
the 307th Bomb Group (HV) Historian Mr. Jim McCabe:
Email the Historian Jim McCabe
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