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Request help with writing a book (sturgeon3736)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hi,I'm retired USAF and also an author. I'm writing a historical romance and have one character assigned to the 362nd FS at RAF Leiston. Right now I'm up to D-Day and hit a snag. I know that after April 1944, the 362nd changed call signs- A Group was Doll..

Need some B-17 help and identification (wendovertom)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hello and greetings from Wendover!I was able to get some vintage footage from NARA recently and am wondering if anyone out there can help identify a few tail numbers and possibly the group they were assigned to.I have two names - "Avenger" and "O'Briens O..

Army Base at Bastogne closure (25Kingman49)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Greeting to all,Unclear how AAF significant this subject matter might be to this forum, however this subject matter was pointed out to me today by forum member kingsland and it might be worth further evaluation by members. Several links of interest here r..

B-24 crash site near Potenza. Engine 41-43759 (Salerno 1943)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

This came from a B-24 crash site 25 south west from Potenza (south Italy). Do you know the MACR of a B-24 with this engine 41-43759? Thanks for your help!..

"Ill Get By" B-17G of the 390th Bomb Group of the 571st Bomb Squadron (dunks103)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hi allI am trying to find information on a B-17G called "Ill Get By" of the 390th Bomb Group of the 571 Bombing Squadron. This plane and the Squadron landed at Dunkeswell in Devon in England on 13th December 1944. They had to land at Dunkeswell because o..