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Page 105 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

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Units

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

Aircraft

  • 42-29529 NORA 2

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Morrison 5/3/43; Brookley 8/3/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 24/3/43; transferred 422BS/305BG [JJ-L] Chelveston 10/43; then to 545BS/384BG [JD-U] Grafton Underwood 6/11/43; returning from Bremen 13/12/43...

  • 43-37600 Impatient Virgin

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/44; Hunter 17/5/44; Grenier 3/6/44; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-Q] Thurleigh 12/6/44; transferred 327BS/92BG [UX- ] Podington 9/5/45;, then Salvaged 9AF Germany 2/1/46. IMPATIENT VIRGIN.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 April 2017 11:50:12 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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