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Page 65 of the 306th Bomb Group unit history.
Many of the 8th Air Force Groups produced an unofficial unit history in the months after the war ended in Europe but before they were redeployed out of the ETO (European Theater of Operations).

Resembling a college yearbook, unit histories were an unofficial – and often tongue-in-cheek – record of the unit’s time based in the UK. They include photo montages showing different aspects of base life. Often the servicemen in the photos are unnamed. The American Air Museum hopes that by adding unit histories to the website as individual pages, the men in the photos will be identified and associated to their person entries. Many included lists of personnel and a mailing address, providing a means for servicemen to keep in contact with each other after the war. These lists are now incredibly useful records of where US airmen in England in 1945 called their home.

Connections

Units

Aircraft

  • 42-102512

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 31/3/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-A] Thurleigh 5/5/44; landing accident with Ned Erne 1/1/45; transferred 534BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/45; 100+m, Returned to the USA Bradley 10/6/44; 4168 Base Unit,...

  • 42-102578

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Hunter 8/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 30/4/44; transferred 367BS/306BG [GY-D] Thurleigh 18/5/44; 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/45; 100+m, Returned to the USA Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains,...

  • 42-31143

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/9/43; Gr Island 8/10/43; Memphis 10/10/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-R] Thurleigh 19/10/43; transferred 381BG Ridgewell 5/45; 100+m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap...

  • 42-31418

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/11/43; Kearney 15/11/43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-J] Thurleigh 1/1/44; transferred 381BG Ridgewell 5/45; 91BG Bassingbourn 30/5/45; 100+m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 11/6/45; Romulus 13/6/45; Memphis 14/6/45; 4168 Base Unit...

  • 42-97129

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 12/2/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Presque 10/3/44; Assigned 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 12/3/44 SKIPPER; transferred 337BS/96BG [AW-B] Snetterton 13/3/44; Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Pilot: Van Hixon, Co-pilot: Malcolm...

  • 42-97133

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 12/2/44; Presque Is 2/3/44; Assigned 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 26/3/44; transferred 91BG 30/5/45; 105m, Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 42-97181 'Steady Hedy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Hunter 22/2/44; Morrison 5/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-X] Podington 9/4/44; transferred 369BS/306BG [WW-B] Thurleigh 25/4/44; 327BS/92BG [UX-X] Podington 9/5/45 to; 139m, Salvaged 31/10/45. STEADY HEDY. ...

  • 42-97297

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/2/4; Rapid City 3/3/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 20/4/44; no ops, transferred 369BS/306BG [WW-N] Thurleigh 26/4/44; 92BG Podington 9/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/10/45. HOW SOON?

  • 42-97323 Begin the Beguine- She Dood It

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/44; Gr Island 3/3/44; Grenier 21/3/44; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-M] Thurleigh 2/4/44; transferred 534BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/45; 100+m, Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction...

  • 42-97397

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/2/44; Kearney 16/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 25/4/44; transferred 381BG Ridgewell /5/44; 100+m, Returned to the USA Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 April 2017 10:59:58 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection, caption and unit associations
Sources

An original copy of the 306th Bomb Group unit history in IWM’s Roger Freeman Collection, printed in 1946.

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