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350th Bomb Squadron Commanders

Commanders.  Unkn, 1 Jun-26 Oct 1942; Maj Gale W. Cleven, 27 Oct 1942; Maj Albert M. Elton, c. 9 Oct 1943; Capt Jack R. Swartout, 24 Apr 1944; Maj Maurice J. Fitzgerald, c. 12 May 1944; Maj Robert Rosenthal, 25 May 1944; Maj Maurice F. Youngs, c. 13 Sep 1944; Lt Col David K. Lyster Jr., […]

Lt Keys Crew by Yann Thomas

Summary PAGES INTRODUCTION                                            1 A) the mission of the 8th august 19442 a-1)The global objectives of the bombers2 a-2)The number of planes2 B) 100th BOMB GROUP : 349th BOMB SQUADRON (1942-1944)2 à  4 b-1)History […]

MEMOIR OF A 100th BG RADIO OPERATOR

MEMOIR OF A 100th BG RADIO OPERATOR By Albert P. Lochra, 351st Squadron, Radio Operator Gunner Edited by Matt Mabe and Nancy Putnam Editors’ Note: In recent years, 100th BG veteran Al Lochra put pen to paper and wrote his wartime memoir, intended for family posterity. A small segment of an early draft was printed here in 2016. Now complete, we prevailed upon Al to share expanded excerpts. Gracious as always, he agreed. Chosen are […]

The Legacy of Grant Fuller

On January 9, 2020, the 100th Bomb Group lost another of its visionary veterans, Grant Fuller. Grant flew 30 combat missions as a Co-Pilot, including the December 31, 1944, Hamburg mission during which he witnessed the Piggyback incident. Following World War II, he had a distinguished business career with Price Waterhouse, retiring in 1982, by which […]

Feeding the 100th : Frank Seibert

Feeding the Hundredth Bomb Group: The Service of Franklin Seibert by Matt Mabe When Franklin (Frank) Seibert joined the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942, he likely never thought he would end up overseeing an operation that would be responsible for feeding thousands of meals a day to Eighth Air Force personnel; though much like his […]

100th BG Crew Photos Requested

We need your help to find the 93 Crew shots we are missing for our Website.  Please look at the list and see your if your Relatives Pilot is on this list?  We know that there are crew shots for each of these crews, they may be in a scrap book or framed on a […]

Rosie’s Riveters by Saul Levitt

Rosie’s Riveters By Sgt Saul Levitt England — For newspapers, bigger victories in this war are a simple problem — you just use bigger type on page one. Like the American daylights raids on Berlin. In somebody’s 20-volume history of the second World War, to be written in 1955, an aging crew chief like J […]

September 6, 1943-Lt William Freund-CP on Raunchy

September 6, 1943. by megansdad Excerpt from the manuscript Coffin Corner, by Christopher and William Freund: It began very much like all the others.  Late in the afternoon of September 5, 1943, we knew there was going to be another mission the next day, and that it was going to be a big one.  It […]

Contrails, My War Record

The Bangor Public Library provides public access to an online copy of the 1947 publication titled “Contrails—My War Record” which provides a history of the 100th Bombardment Group experience at U. S. Army Air Forces Station #139, Thorpe Abbotts, near Diss, in the county of Norfolk, England. The content is saved in two parts: Part […]

Eighth Air Force base contacts in England

EIGHTH AIR FORCE BASE CONTACTS IN ENGLAND Eighth Air Force BG/FG Airfield contacts in England FIRST AIR DIVISION http://firstairdivision.webs.com The official web site for the 1st Air Division Headquarters Heritage Society UK contact: Jeff Hawley Email: firstadhq@yahoo.co.uk Airfields & Aviation Memorials by Richard Flagg: http://www.ukairfields.org.uk/ He titles his work Remembering the past – “Airfields & […]