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"Colonel Ott of the 390th Bomb Group, wearing the Legion of Merit and Air Medal, England."



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • Headquarters Squadron (390th Bomb Group)


  • Frederick Ott

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer
    Colonel Ott came to the 390th BG, replacing Colonel Wittan, following a tour of duty as Air Inspector of the 8th Bomber Command. Having previously inspected the 390th , Col. Ott was well versed in the capabilities, past performances, and any...


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08 March 2018 13:57:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations