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389th Bomb Group Memorial Exhibition, Hethel

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Small museum housed in the original chapel/gymnasium of Hethel Airfield. Along with memorabilia from the 389th, they also have exibitions from the 466th Bomb Group (Attlebridge).



  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...


  • Dean Bishop

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armorer Gunner | 389th Bomb Group

  • James Braa

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    James Braa served as a ball turret gunner with the 566th Bomb Squadron of the 389th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Hethel, England. He completed his tour of 30 missions between March and June 1944, flying his final two missions on D-Day.

  • Russell Dill

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Technical Sergeant/ Gunner | 389th Bomb Group

  • Benjamin Frye

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Went down on 7 Apr 45 in B-24 44-49533, they were Deputy Lead, the plane suffered major damage after being hit by a German fighter, and crew was unable to bail out. The 2 pilots were cast out of the plane as it began to disintegrate, Killed in Action ...

  • Allan Hallett

    Military | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Allan flew 5 missions with the 389th Bomb Group at Hethel, he arrived in the European Theatre in early 1945, at the very end of the war, because he was 'only a kid'. ...

  • Robert Holly

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Mid air collision and crash near Schonberg on 6/20/44 in B-24 #42100351 Killed in Action (KIA). The other aircraft involved was B24 42-95144. Robert's story is told in the 2014 book, Killed in Action: The Story of Robert Holly, written by David Kohler.

  • Clyde Kelly

    Military | Colonel | Command Pilot, SAC, Deputy Chief of Staff Air Materiel Coommand | 389th Bomb Group

  • John Nelson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Bombsight Mechanic (689); NCOIC, 463rd Sub Depot AFCE | 389th Bomb Group

  • Francis Pfeffer

    Military | Bombsight Mechanic | 389th Bomb Group

  • Clarence Steinert

    Military | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Charlotte member Jeff H. Steinert, 96, passed away on January 28, 2018 at his residence at Plantation Estates in Matthews, NC. During World War II he served in England with the 8th Air Force, USAAF as a Navigator with the 389th Bomb Group, 567th Bomb...

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Date Contributor Update
28 March 2015 17:14:04 usxpat Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history and media associations